It's that time of year again! Every summer interns from around the country join us in our work on the TR Digital Library. We often ask them to share their experiences in the blog. Erin Roper looks at how history can operate as a source of hope and inspiration.
On June 9, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt and Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, walked without any security or the media along the banks of the River Itchen and into New Forest.
Prior to working with the Theodore Roosevelt Center, I spent two years exploring how early twentieth-century newspapers discussed interracial relationships and issues. So, naturally, when I stumbled across a 1901 letter referring to President Roosevelt’s highly controversial dinner with Booker T. Washington and the response of the press, I was intrigued.