The Election of 1932 In-Person
1932 was the worst year of the Great Depression. Republican President Herbert Hoover must now run for re-election after, seemingly, doing nothing since 1929. Franklin Roosevelt will be his Democrat rival. In the middle of this race comes the story of the Bonus Marchers: WWI veterans who were promised a bonus for their service to be paid in 1945. But they want it now. From across the county tens of thousands of veterans will march on Washington demanding help. All of these stories come together into one of the most important elections in our nation's history that will change the way our government operates.
Presented by Mark Sample, Professor of History at Monroe Community College. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Parma Public Library.