FDR Biographer Speaks at Exhibit

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

UWG’s Ingram Library sponsored a presentation by Allan M. Winkler on Thursday, Feb. 21 as part of theAllan M. Winkler Gives Presentation as Part of FDR Exhibit “FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive” exhibit. A large crowd listened as Winkler, professor of history at Miami University in Ohio and author of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Making of Modern America, detailed the life events of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The national exhibit highlights FDR’s leadership and achievements during his administration. It will be on display in the Ingram Library until March 8 and is free and open to the public.

Winkler offered great insight into Roosevelt’s presidency, political career and personal life, using anecdotes from Eleanor Roosevelt to illustrate the latter. “About seven or eight years ago, I published a small book about FDR, a biography that I had been wanting to write for most of my teaching career,” Winkler said. “That meant that I got to ‘live’ with FDR for the better part of several years, which, for me, was a treat.”The exhibit combines historic photographs, documents, cartoons and posters from the collection of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N. Y. The exhibit also includes a display of objects from President Roosevelt’s lengthy residence at “The Little White House” in Warm Springs, Ga., where Roosevelt went in 1924 for treatment after being diagnosed with polio. He died at “The Little White House” on April 12, 1945.

Allan M. Winkler Gives Presentation as Part of FDR Exhibit “FDR: His Vision, Our Freedoms, Still Alive” is a traveling exhibition developed by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and is presented by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society. The Georgia Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly support the project. The Carroll EMC Foundation also provides funding.

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Image 1: Allan M. Winkler during presentation

Image 2: Exhibit pieces currently in Ingram Library