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Transcript of Civilian Conservation
-CCC camps provided enrollees with educational, recreational, and job training opportunities.
-employed men between the ages of 17 and 23 in work camps
-they were assigned various conservation projects
-they were paid thirty dollars a month
-25 dollars were sent to their families at home
-between 1933 and 1942 over 3 million men enrolled in the CCC What did they do?
-contributed to the protection, conservation and development of the country's environmental resources
-took part in pest eradication projects
-built and improved park and recreation areas
-built lookout towers
-strung telephone and electric wires -During the Great Depression, there were 250,000 homeless teenagers roaming the streets in America.
-March 21, 1993, Roosevelt started the Civilian Conservation Corps.
-Most of the "hobo" teenagers were given jobs.
-Most teens were between the ages of 18 to 25. The Civilian Conservation Corps. -250,000 African Americans who were enrolled in nearly 150 all-black CCC companies -Black membership in the CCC was set at ten percent of the overall membership African Americans in the CCC -few efforts were made to recruit them -The South passed over qualified black applicants to enroll whites -faced hostile local communities and endured the racist attitudes of individual CCC members -found limited opportunities for assuming leadership positions within the CCC's administrative structure -In the early years of the CCC some work camps were integrated -integrated CCC camps were disbanded in July, 1935 -CCC Director Robert Fechner "complete segregation of colored and white enrollees." -the law establishing the CCC contained a clause outlawing discrimination based upon race -"segregation is not discrimination" -segregation remained the rule throughout the life of the CCC. THE END!