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What role did member of the black cabinet play in the Roosevelt administration?
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What role did members of the Black Cabinet play in the Roosevelt administration?
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What roles did members of the black cabinet play in the Roosevelt administration?
In the 1930s, America was still segregated, and the idea of appointing a black person (or a "Negro" as they were then called) to serve in a president's cabinet was unheard of; in fact, Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed the first woman to his cabinet-- Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and even that was considered controversial by some traditionalists. Eleanor Roosevelt whose friends included the noted black educator Mary McLeod Bethune, became known as an advocate for better treatment for racial minorities, but rightly or wrongly, President Roosevelt felt he was limited in how much he could change without alienating southern white voters. Still, he did want to hear the viewpoints of black leaders, and he gathered a group of experts, led by housing and urban planning specialist Robert C. Weaver, to provide advice on issues that were of concern to the minority population as they struggled through the Depression. This group came to be known as the ''Black Cabinet'' or the "Black Brain Trust," and although their role was only advisory, they were able to advocate for improvements in government policies related to housing, education and employment. Some historians believe they were able to push the president towards some actual changes that were beneficial to racial minorities; but others believe that the "Black Cabinet" had little say in actual policy-making and was largely a ceremonial body that the president could call upon when he was asked what he was doing to help the black community.
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How many of the current 15 cabinet members in the Obama administration are black?
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How many black women left Obama's cabinet and why?
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