October 21, 2021

In this issue: The Journey to America of FDR's Ancestors, Our 2021 Conference Sessions are Now Available on YouTube, Never Again IS Now' Teachers Conference, an Expert Panel Discusses FDR's Vision for the UN, a Campaign to Stamp Out a Fourth Campaign, and Navy Day.


FDR's Ancestors: The de Lannoys
with George English
October 27, 2pm
The story of the English Pilgrims on the Mayflower is well known. Much less so is the fascinating story of survival in 4 different countries within 50 years of the Reformation of FDR's ancestors -- the de Lannoys, and Mahieus. Join FDR Library Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin as he speaks with genealogist and historian (and Delano/de Lannoy/Mahieu descendant) George English. Q&A to follow in the comments.
FDR's Ancestors: The Intrepid de Lannoys and Mahieus from Flanders
Theme: L'dor v’dor - Passing the Lessons of the Holocaust From Generation to Generation

Audience: Teachers with interest in exploring news ways to teach about the Holocaust using primary sources and proven strategies. Or people interested in how students are being told and taught about the Holocaust.

Registration: Teachers can register by emailing the Library’s Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin».

Attendance certificates can be acquired for those seeking to earn professional development credit.

Catch up on most of our sessions from the event on the FDR Library YouTube page. This virtual conference examines the current state of Holocaust scholarship and how digital humanities are changing the way research is conducted and disseminated.

Please check our website for the latest details about museum hours and online ticket sales.

From Oct 2015:
President Roosevelt proposed the United Nations in 1942 as a peacekeeping mechanism for nations during wartime. It was ratified after his death in 1945, with 51 Member States signing the original charter. Now, it consists of 193 Member States spread throughout the world. An expert panel discusses FDR's original vision vs the UN of today. Broadcast on CSPAN (Video, 1 hour and 16 minutes.)

A 1944 campaign stamp cover with an anti-Roosevelt cachet. The white envelope bears a bright red violet U.S. 3¢ Telegraph Issue stamp (Scott 924).

October 27 is Navy Day

Eleanor Roosevelt, in San Diego, California, visits with Coolidge Fludd of Charleston, SC, at the Naval Hospital on July 19, 1944.
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"Whatever our individual circumstances or opportunities, we are all in it, and our spirit is good... and do not let anyone tell you anything different."
– FDR, Oct 12, 1942, fireside chat.
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