August 15, 2018

Today in History: Eleanor Roosevelt

Today in History–October 11–the Library of Congress features Eleanor Roosevelt, born on this day in 1884.  Learn more about this first-class first lady in the Today in History section then click the links below to access related primary sources.Eleanor Roosevelt image setMrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. attends Women in War Work Congress in Paris (1918 film)Speech by Eleanor A. Roosevelt New York 1941Eleanor Roosevelt historical newspaper coverageModern-day legislation related to … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mary Church Terrell

Today in History–September 23–the Library of Congress features Mary Church Terrell, born on this day in 1863. One of the first African American women to graduate from college, Terrell worked as an educator, political activist, and first president of the National Association of Colored Women. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.Mary Church Terrell primary source setMary Church Terrell image setMary Church Terrell historical newspaper … [Read more...]