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Remembering James Polshek (1930–2022)

Posted on September 15th, 2022 · Posted in Featured News Story, Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

Roosevelt House mourns the loss of James Polshek, the brilliant architect who led the restoration of Hunter College’s Roosevelt House from 2005 to 2010. His reverence for this historical treasure and…  

Celebrating Frances Perkins

Posted on April 7th, 2022 · Posted in Featured News Story, Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

New York has honored Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve in the U.S. cabinet, by naming 46th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues in recognition of her efforts at…  

Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Roosevelt House and speaks with Professor Joseph P. Viteritti

Posted on December 7th, 2021 · Posted in Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 — New York City. Roosevelt House was honored today with a visit from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The Mayor joined the Hunter Urban…  

Happy Birthday Eleanor Roosevelt

Posted on October 11th, 2021 · Posted in Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

Today would be Eleanor Roosevelt’s 137th birthday.  We can be proud that she was a native New Yorker, born in the city on October 11, 1884. She would always have…  

Roosevelt House Marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted on May 7th, 2021 · Posted in Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

We are pleased to continue our series of encore online presentations of Roosevelt House public programming—to inform and inspire us during these challenging days. ***** In recent years, Roosevelt House…  

Roosevelt House Human Rights Program Director Jessica Neuwirth Discusses Her Book on the Equal Rights Amendment with YaleWomen.org

Jessica Neuwirth, Distinguished Lecturer and Rita E. Hauser Director, Human Rights Program, discusses her book “Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now” with YaleWomen.org — Read the full article…  

For Black History Month: Celebrating Artist Selma Burke, Uncredited Designer Of The Roosevelt Dime

Posted on February 19th, 2021 · Posted in Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

Read about Selma Burke in this article on Face 2 Face Africa “This African American woman got no credit for designing the image of Roosevelt on the U.S dime in…  

Roosevelt House Mourns Mayor David Dinkins

Posted on November 24th, 2020 · Posted in Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

We join all New Yorkers in mourning Mayor David Dinkins—and cherishing the memory of his many visits to Roosevelt House. Jennifer J. Raab President, Hunter College Harold Holzer Jonathan Fanton…  

The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial Inequalities in the US

The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial Inequalities in the US

Posted on July 21st, 2020 · Posted in Faculty Associates News, Faculty Journal, Roosevelt House

This series of essays grows out of an online Roosevelt House program broadcast on May 1, 2020 titled “The Discriminatory Impact of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Role in Highlighting Entrenched Racial…  

Dust storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma. 1936

Now Online — “A Lens on FDR’s New Deal:” Photographs by Arthur Rothstein, 1935-1945

Posted on April 13th, 2020 · Posted in Featured News Story, Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

Dear Friend of Roosevelt House: When the COVID-19 pandemic struck New York, we were in the midst of a wonderful exhibition of photographs from President Roosevelt’s New Deal taken by…