Eleanor and Franklin were cousins, but how closely related were they, and how were they related to President Theodore Roosevelt? Check out this family tree to find out.
The prominence of the Roosevelt family in American history is legendary. The family's legacy claims two of America's best-loved presidents as well as one of the most influential first ladies. From the first 17th-century merchants who established their family's fortune to Eleanor Roosevelt's vehement activity in public affairs in the 1960s, the family's influence on American politics, society, and culture spans the centuries. The web of characters in this fascinating American family is revealed here.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.