FDR Great Abilities Videos

Four-Part Educational Documentary

This four-part educational documentary short explains how Americans with disabilities changed a presidential memorial to show the world what real leadership looks like. The series outlines the fight for the wheelchair statue at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC, and is dedicated to the disabled advocates and allies who fought for disability rights and representation. It is specifically created to educate both middle school and high school youth.

This project has been funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Telling the Full History Preservation Fund, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the National Trust or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Matching funding for the project was provided by Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation.

After reviewing the series, please complete this short survey. If you are an educator and would like to distribute a paper survey to your students, please print this document. You can send the completed surveys to admin@fdrmemoriallegacy.com

If you would like to help distribute the video on behalf of the FDR Committee, we have assembled a toolkit with templates for you to use. You can access the toolkit here.

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