March 25, 2021

In this issue: Eleanor Roosevelt's Red Cross Uniform; a Virtual Commemoration of Yom HaShoah; Interviews with Tuskegee Airmen; American aviator Alys McKey Bryant; The Story of the Red Tailed Angels; and Our Nuremberg Film Series Passes 400,000 Views.

Museum Collection At Home: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Red Cross Uniform
Wednesday, March 31, 2pm
Eleanor Roosevelt was often on the move during World War II conducting inspection tours at home and overseas trips to demonstrate American support for other Allied nations. Her most ambitious and dangerous foreign trip was a 25,000 mile tour of the South Pacific in 1943 as a representative of the American Red Cross. She wore this uniform during that trip.
Eleanor Roosevelt Red Cross Tour
Morgenthau Scholar Dr. Abby Gondek and Education Specialist Jeffrey Urbin will discuss FDR Library initiatives including the Nuremberg Curriculum Guide and video series and the development of online digital research resources.

From June 2011:
Author Todd Moye was one of five historians who collected oral histories from the remaining living Tuskegee Airmen in preparation for the opening of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama. Overall 826 oral history interviews were preserved. Broadcast by CSPAN (Video, 44:23 minutes).

Todd Moye, Robnett Professor of U.S. History at the University of North Texas

American aviator Alys McKey Bryant (1880–1954) was the first woman to fly on the Pacific Coast and in Canada. Bryant sent this postcard to Eleanor Roosevelt on the 25th anniversary of her historic flight in Vancouver.

On March 29, 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt flew with pilot C. Alfred "Chief" Anderson at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. It was a historic moment. (Video, 28:18 minutes)

Taken from a documentary of the Nuremberg Trails by Stuart Schulberg and Pare Lorentz, these 15 short films look at the rise of Nazism, the onset of World War II, crimes against humanity, and the sentences of the first trial. Over 400,000 views since we released it with our curriculum guide in 2019.

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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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