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Works Progress Administration citizenship class
Description: This is a photo of a citizenship class that was taught by people who were employed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) agency. The photo shows several immigrant people (most likely of European dissent) who are seated, and most of them are women. The two women who are standing are presumed to be employed by the WPA. There is also a man seated in the back of the photo. He is also presumed to be employed by the WPA and could possibly be the actual instructor. Citizenship classes, also called Americanization classes, were focused on teaching immigrants how to speak, read, and write the English language to allow them to then find work and become active members in society. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F11_002_001
Subjects: Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project; United States. Works Progress Administration; Americanization; Citizenship--America; Fashion; Classroom environment; Immigrant women; Immigrant men; Working class women
Places: Toledo(Ohio); Lucas County(Ohio)