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Special Commemoration of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday

Past Event Date :  October 10, 2022

On Monday, October 10, 2022 at 1 pm ET, the FDR Memorial Legacy Committeed hosted a special commemoration of Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday at her statue at the FDR Memorial with special guest Tracy Roosevelt, J.D. Great-Granddaughter of Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt and a special presentation by Girl, Boy, and Cub Scouts from the National Capital Region.

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Made to Touch: Art + Accessibility

Past Event Date :  October 21, 2022

Join Us For Made to Touch: Art + Accessibility, a Presentation by Jill Wells, Hakin Institute Fellow, and unveiling of "Commander in Chief" from the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee

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FDR Memorial Legacy Committee Awarded $215K in Grants to Expand K-12 Education Programs

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FDR Memorial Legacy Committee Awarded $215K in Grants to Expand K-12 Education Programs


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FDR’s Disability

He contracted polio at age 39 which left him unable to walk or stand unassisted. He was a daily wheelchair user. He started the March of Dimes to fund a cure for polio. He frequented Warm Springs, GA for its therapeutic waters and helped pioneer rehabilitation practices.

 

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The mission of the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee is to preserve the memory of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's catalytic involvement in issues of equality and opportunity, as celebrated at the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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