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Aljazeera Highlights Joint Center Research on the Black Vote During the 1936 Presidential Election

Aljazeera highlights Joint Center research on the Black vote during the 1936 presidential election.

From the article: “According to data from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Roosevelt gained 71 percent of the Black vote for his presidency in 1936. During the Great Depression, African Americans were disproportionally impacted by unemployment. Roosevelt’s New Deal, a set of economic recovery program[s] attempted to correct these economic issues and Roosevelt would later say, ‘Among American citizens, there should be no forgotten men and no forgotten races.'”

Click here to read the article. The article was reposted by MSN.