A Disability Legacy: The FDR Presidency and Memorial




Washington, DC


July 9-15, 2023; July 23-29, 2023


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience


The goal of this workshop is to instruct educators on the disability history of the FDR Memorial in Washington DC and how to incorporate that history into instruction. The disability history to be covered focuses on the campaign for disability representation at the FDR Memorial, disability rights overall and the connection to the civil rights movement. Additional topics related to the FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt era that allow for intersectional teaching opportunities will also be explored such as – but not limited to the experience of African Americans and Japanese Americans – during that time.

Project Director(s)

Mary Dolan; Arlene King Berry; Rosalie Boone; Kelly Douglas

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Mary Dolan; Arlene King Berry; Rosa Boone; Jenice View; Serena Jaros; Jeff Urbin; Jen Epstein; Jim Dickson; David Woolner; Cheryl Fogle-Hatch

Grantee Institution

FDR Memorial Legacy Committee

Funded through the Division of Education Programs