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Monday, April 9, 2012

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  • The civil rights legacies of Presidents FDR, Truman and Eisenhower
    On April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial after being denied access to the DAR Hall. Eleanor Roosevelt promoted Anderson's cause, and influenced FDR's thinking and decisions on civil rights thereafter. Historians discussed the key civil rights milestones of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower in a forum on "The Presidency and Civil Rights" held February 20, 2012 at the JFK Library in Boston.12:00 p.m.

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