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1940 protest at Los Angeles City Hall

1940 protest at Los Angeles City Hall

March 23, 1940: More than 1000 protestors assemble on the Los Angeles City Hall steps under auspices of Workers’ Alliance and Labor’s Nonpartisan League, demanding “jobs, not relief.”

Their demonstration followed cuts in relief checks and layoffs in Works Progess Adminstration (W.P.A.) and California State Relief Adminstration (S.R.A.), two 1930s New Deal programs aimed at providing jobs for the unemployed.

This photo was published in the March 24, 1940 Los Angeles Times.

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