November 12, 2020

In this issue: FDR's Views on Liberation, the FDR and Bush Libraries, Lucretia Mott's Heresy, George Marshall, the Man with a Plan, a New Deal Violin, FDR and the GI Bill, the Tuskegee Airmen.

Sunday, November 15, 1pm
Join FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow and Dr. Bruce Chilton this coming Sunday for Part 3 of the Liberation Theology lecture series, hosted by the Rhinebeck Reformed Church.

FDR Library Deputy Director William Harris and George H. W. Bush Library Deputy Director Robert Holzweiss compare and contrast their Presidents’ involvement with and impact on their respective Libraries as well as the meaningful legacies that keep the Libraries alive and vibrant today.
Lucretia Mott was viewed in her time as a dominant figure in the dual struggles for racial equality and women's rights. Join the Roosevelt Library and the Mid Hudson Antislavery History Project -- in conjunction with the National Archives Foundation's "Rightfully Hers" programming with support from Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi -- for a discussion with Mott historian Professor Carol Faulkner and Library Director Paul Sparrow.

From June 2019:
Biographer David Roll recalls the life of military leader George Marshall, who served as President Franklin Roosevelt’s Army chief of staff during World War II. Broadcast by CSPAN (Video 45:47 minutes).


V is for Violin. John E. Trumble of Center, Texas, designed this “New Deal Violin” as a tribute to President Roosevelt. It was presented by him to the FDR Library on August 5, 1952.

On July 28th, 1943 President Franklin Roosevelt delivered a Fireside Chat to a nation immersed in the deadliest global war in human history that looked to the future. One of his top priorities is ensuring that the American men and women fighting overseas will be given every opportunity to succeed when they return. A new blog from FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow.

FDR signs the GI Bill in the Oval Office

This week's short film, Red Tailed Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen, examines the first African American airmen to fly in World War II. (28:18 minutes)

"I love FDR’s oval office desk. I stop for 5 or 10 minutes every time I visit. Even more than in his home, I can feel his presence. I imagine him taking a cigarette from his cigarette case and lighting it with the ship wheel cigarette lighter as he answers his vintage telephone."
– Merrilee Osterhoudt

"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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