Civilian Conservation Corps: American Experience
Civilian Conservation Corps: American Experience Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 11, 2011 -- 10:30 PM
In March 1933, within weeks of his inauguration, President Franklin Roosevelt sent legislation to Congress aimed at providing relief for the 1 out of every 4 American workers who were unemployed. He proposed the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to provide jobs in natural resource conservation. Over the next decade, the CCC put more than three million young men to work in the nation's forests and parks, planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting fires, and maintaining roads and trails. This film tells the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments, positioning it as a pivotal moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism and federal unemployment relief.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 12, 2011 -- 4:30 AM