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Should America Consider Restarting the Civilian Conservation Corps in Response to the Economic Crash? By AppalachianMagazine - April 3, 2020 Photo: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) workers, 1935. Contributor Names: Mydans, Carl, photographer, United States. Resettlement Administration. Roughly four months ago, the world entered into a new decade and for many...

by Charles Hoffacker In several ways, Frances Perkins is a figure of influence.  She has a place in several kinds of history: American history, women's history, labor history, economic and political history, and other kinds of history as well.  Perkins was a devout Christian who endeavored to live out her...

  ~~May 2018 Newsletter ~~ Traveling Exhibit funded by the Maine Community Foundation Traveling Exhibit nears completion thanks to the Maine Community Foundation. In May the Center received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation's Lincoln County Fund to complete the final stages of a traveling exhibit project. The Frances...

  ~~April 2018 Newsletter ~~ Highlights from What Would Frances Perkins Do? Watch the April 10th discussion on our website here. What Would Frances Perkins Do? Adapting New Deal Worker Protections to the 21st Century Economy By Allison Beck What would Frances Perkins do? That was the question debated by a distinguished panel of labor and new...

  ~~March 2018 Newsletter ~~ Two events to celebrate Frances Perkins' Birthday! April 8th in Needham - April 10th in Cambridge In honor of women's history month. Excerpt from: Frances Perkins: The woman who helped end the Great Depression by Chauncey K. Robinson (AP Photo) International Women’s Day 2018 comes in the midst of a...

~~February 2018 Newsletter ~~ On this day in history, February 28, 1933, Frances Perkins was appointed Secretary of Labor.   Above, a New York Times article highlighting Perkins' appointment, 1933. Read the full New York Times Article here. "Susanna and I came to Washington on the train. Curiously, a considerable number...

~~January 2018 Newsletter ~~ Happy New Year! We are excited to share just a few of the new developments happening at the Center this January. On January 17, 2018 Sarah Peskin was unanimously voted in as chair of the Frances Perkins Center Board of Directors replacing long-term...

    Happy Holidays from the   As 2017 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on our accomplishments and look ahead to new challenges. Because of our dedicated supporters, we’re celebrating many great program accomplishments. Here’s just a few highlights: Honoring Individuals Whose Work Exemplifies the Spirit of...

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