Depositors in Chicago demanding the return of their money in June 1932. (Courtesy, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)
Asking the superintendent to act
(Tribune archive photo)
A crowd of children and the unemployed marched to the office of Chicago Public Schools Superintendent William Bogan demanding free food in March 1932. During the Great Depression, teachers worked at reduced wages or went without pay in part because people were unable to pay their taxes.