November 14, 2008
Demonstration by unemployed in Chicago, 1932
Source: Chicago Historical Society (ICHi-23242)
"Four years ago . . . I came to a Chicago fighting with its back to the wall—factories closed, markets silent, banks shaky, ships and trains empty. Today those factories sing the song of industry, markets hum with bustling movement, banks are secure, ships and trains are running full. Once again it is Chicago as Carl Sandburg saw it, 'the city of the big shoulders,' the city that smiles and, with Chicago, a whole nation that had not been cheerful for years is full of cheer once more."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Campaign Speech, October 14, 1936