Found in the Archives

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and "Chief" Charles Alfred Anderson, 1941 In 1941, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt flew with one of America's first black pilots, Charles Alfred Anderson, over Tuskegee, Alabama. Mrs. Roosevelt's flight was well-publicized, and it demonstrated to the public and the military that African Americans could be competent pilots. Shortly after the flight, … Continue reading Found in the Archives

The Week in Roosevelt History: February 15-21

February 19, 1942: The Tuskegee Airmen, the Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron was activated at Tuskegee Institute. Eleanor Roosevelt at the Tuskegee Institute. March 29, 1941 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx 48-22:3724(138) *********** Did you know..... On February 15, 1933, there was an assassination attempt on then President-Elect Roosevelt in Miami, … Continue reading The Week in Roosevelt History: February 15-21