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To do our part during this period of social distancing, we will be assembling a weekly digest of online programs, resources, and diversions.

In 2021, At Home with the Roosevelts will begin a new schedule of every other week.

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Upcoming Programs

Women's Suffrage: Seneca Falls to the White House 
Wednesday, Mar 3, 2pm Facebook Premiere
Two of the National Park Service's leading experts on the Women's Rights Movement join in a conversation with FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow to discuss the struggle for Women's Suffrage. From the convention at Seneca Falls to the passage of the 19th Amendment, the fight for equality laid the foundation for the work of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Live Q&A in the comments.
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Never Forget: Preserving and Teaching Holocaust History» 
Saturday, March 6, 11:15am ET
FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow will discuss the Morgenthau Collection at the FDR Library, and author Alexandra Richie will discuss Holocaust Memories in Eastern Europe. Moderated by Jason Dawsey, PhD. Presented by the National World War II Museum.
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Program Archives

Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II» 
From June 2018:
Chapman University history professor Charissa Threat (at Spellman College at time of broadcast) looks at the different struggles that African American women and white men faced in breaking into the Army Nurse Corps. Broadcast by CSPAN (47:15 minutes)
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More from the Program Archives
The New Deal: Social Security and Labor Relations»
Julie Fenster and FDR's Shadow» 
Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence»
FDR's Gatekeeper Missy LeHand» 
The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm»
Stephen Drury Smith on Eleanor Roosevelt's Radio Broadcast Career» 
Mordecai Lee on World War II Propaganda» 
Charissa Threat on Nursing and Civil Rights» 
Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army During World War II»
Anthony Badger and FDR's First 100 Days»
The New Deal and FDR's Alphabet Soup»
Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression»
FDR a Man of Destiny»
Historian Mary Jo Binker on Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice column (Oct 2018)»
Historians Michael Beschloss and Susan Dunn on FDR and presidential leadership (Jun 2019)»


Resources For Parents and Teachers

Our education specialist has assembled 21 smart, fun activities for youth at home, that occupy young hands and minds while requiring minimal adult supervision.

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Previous Guides
Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Life in Pictures» 
A Majority of Minorities: ER Supports JFK in the 1960 Presidential Election» 
Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights»
Eleanor Roosevelt's Human Rights Speech»
Four Freedoms Speech Teaching Guide»
The Presidency and the Supreme Court Teaching Guide»
Inaugural Address Curriculum Hub»
Red Tailed Angels: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen»
Eleanor Roosevelt – Inspiring Women to Lead»
Investigating the Holocaust Teacher Guide»
Civics Teacher Guide 2020»
All FDR Teaching Guides»

Other Resources
FRANKLIN digital archives and virtual research room»
The Periodic Table of the New Deal»
Helpful Hints for Students Doing Research»
Understanding Document Based Research»


Features Stories of the Week

#BlackHistoryMonth» 
This autographed conductor's baton was used by Cab Calloway for 10 years, since he started as an orchestra leader. He considered it his most cherished possession. It was sent to FDR on July 15, 1941.
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Eleanor, Marion Anderson, and the DAR» 
In January, 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to let renowned African American contralto Marian Anderson perform in Constitution Hall, their Washington, DC auditorium. Seeking to signal her disapproval, ER invited Anderson to perform at the White House, and on February 26, she resigned from the DAR.
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Forward with Roosevelt» 
In 1933, FDR became the last President to be sworn into office on March 4th. Outgoing President Herbert Hoover attended the ceremonies, riding with the President-elect to the US Capitol, if not in good humor, at least with the strength of character and dignity that marked his life and career. A new blog from FDR Library Deputy Director William Harris.
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The Last March 4 Inauguration» 
Excerpts from President Roosevelt's first inaugural address,
March 4, 1933, including his famous "fear" statement. (Video, 7:20 minutes)
Available online»

Previous Features
Keep on Trucking: Esoterica from the FDR Library Files» 
The Federal Writers’ Project»
Rare Footage: FDR Addresses the National Institute of Health 
Teenagers and their selfies» 
The Good Luck Charm: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the 1920 Democratic National Convention» 
Hidden Treasures: FDR’s Rare Bird Books» 
The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945» 
New Deal Art»
Unpretentious History: Alma Van Curan and the FDR Library Logbooks»
Pomp and Circumstance: The Other State Visit of 1939»
May 1940: President Roosevelt and the German Invasion of the Low Countries»
New Online Museum Portal Beta Preview» 
More than a Moment for the Nation: The Presidential Funeral of FDR»
The 75th Anniversary of FDR’s Death: His True Legacy – Leadership in Times of Crisis»
Travel with FDR and Eleanor»
“FDR and the Dust Bowl” Short Film Narrated by CBS News’ Bill Whitaker»
Important Facts about FDR’s Dog Fala»
Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt»
Eleanor's Resignation from the Daughters of the American Revolution»
FDR’s Labor Secretary Was the First Female Cabinet Member»