FDR received an honorary degree when he and Eleanor first visited Washington College in the fall of 1933, an exciting event captured in a newsreel of the day. Eleanor would be honored nine years later. As Ken Burns’s series on the Roosevelts airs on PBS this week, we look back at some historical highlights of our own.
While the impact of the Sophie Kerr legacy is well known, details of Sophie Kerr’s life have faded like the embroidered silk pillows plumping the sofa of her New York brownstone. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sophie Kerr’s legacy, we offer a glimpse of the woman who continues to surprise us.