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  • Honoring the past: nurse-turned-sculptor inspires FDR coin design

    (In observance of Black History Month, Air Force District of Washington recognizes achievements by Black Americans and honors their central role in U.S. history. Throughout the month, AFDW will provide historical facts about Black Americans who made significant impact during pivotal points in the nation’s sociopolitical history.) Many people might recall growing up with piggy banks to save their allowance, and some may wonder about the inspirations of the designs on coins they deposited. A nurse-turned-sculptor, most famous for inspiring the likeness of President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the U.S. dime, had a profound impact on American history.
  • Black Migrations: movement across miles, history

    Each February, the nation observes Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, to celebrate achievements by Black Americans and recognize their central role in U.S. history.