John Vachon/Library of Congress. (May 1938)
Sitting around the radio listening to the news of the day was a new experience for most farm families during the Great Depression. The Rural Electrification Administration (REA) was one of Roosevelt’s biggest innovations during the Great Depression, and was a life-changing improvement for the vast majority of rural Americans.
Left to right: James Alvin McDuffie, Tempie Garrett Goodwin-McDuffie, James Robert McDuffie, Joyce Tempie McDuffie, Toby Julia Turner-McDuffie