Frances Perkins: She came to the rescue during the Great Depression. Now her work is still aiding jobless Americans

Sometimes great ideas are born in moments of crisis. Such was the case for one Great Depression heroine, born 140 years ago today, whose life’s work is still benefiting millions of jobless Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.Meet Frances Perkins: the first female member of a presidential cabinet, and the chief architect behind many New Deal programs that live on 85 years later.

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