New Deal or Raw Deal: Why It Matters


Since the pandemic, experts pointed to the bold action President Franklin D. Roosevelt took during the Great Depression as an example of the scale and scope the pandemic response should achieve. The New Deal put millions of desperate Americans to work, created massive job programs, and established a safety net for the unemployed and elderly. However, these programs did not benefit everyone who needed help. Black people, Hispanics, and women were disproportionately excluded from access.

With an eye on the past, this opening tea talk will explore the role of government in providing for its citizens here in New Hampshire and how we foster economic opportunities and prosperity for all in a state whose population is becoming more diverse.

This is a hybrid event. Registration is required for in-person attendance and virtual attendance.

This program is part of the Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks 2024 series, funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities through a Community Project Grant

 Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!

Event Details


Sunday, February 4, 2024 2:00pm


Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrot Ave.
Portsmouth NH 03801

Hosted By:

Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

Contact Info:

Gina Bowker 603-570-8469