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Black Americans, Civil Rights, and the Roosevelts, 1932-1962

William A. Harris, Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, joins us for a conversation about their special exhibit, “Black Americans, Civil Rights, and the Roosevelts, 1932-1962.” Developed in collaboration with a distinguished committee of scholars, the exhibit centers the historical voices of many Black community leaders, wartime service members, and ordinary citizens who engaged the Roosevelt administration directly and who pushed for progress. Within this context, the exhibit examines the political evolution of both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt regarding racial justice.

White House Historical Association