“We Work Again” is a 1937 documentary film produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of the New Deal initiatives during the Great Depression. The film portrays the struggles and achievements of African Americans in their quest for employment and economic stability during this challenging era. Through a combination of personal narratives, interviews, and visual documentation, “We Work Again” sheds light on the resilience and determination of the African American community as they sought opportunities for work, education, and self-improvement.
The documentary emphasizes the impact of federal programs and initiatives, such as the WPA, in providing jobs and support to African Americans, thereby contributing to community development and empowerment. “We Work Again” serves as both a historical record of the socio-economic conditions of the time and a testament to the strength of individuals and communities striving for a better future amidst adversity.