This clip contains footage of the struggles of African Americans to find jobs after the Great Depression and on the eve of World War II.This clip opens on a political cartoon about blacks being hired after the Great Depression. There are some shots of black men waiting in line, as well as some working as janitors and other low level jobs. A man speaks about what he worked as in his youth along with footage of black men working in construction zones. The man, who appears to be a railroad engineer, discusses his troubles getting any job above the lower levels. There are some stills of “Colored Entrance” signs. Another man talks about African Americans and the war. There are some stills of protests against Jim Crow laws. There is a still of a lynched man, then a shot of FDR with a black man next to him.