Rare Film Clip Shows FDR Being Pushed In His Wheelchair

Posted by admin on Jul 12, 2013

A professor discovered the raw footage of Franklin D. Roosevelt while researching a different subject at the National Archives. The 32nd president, who contracted polio in 1921, lost the use of his legs and was confined to a wheelchair — which was visible in family pictures.

But in public, the White House made it clear that any images of FDR should not include the wheelchair. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

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