Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888. | It is said that Dwight D. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower was a woman of color. Eisenhower's maternal grandfather carried the surname of Link, there being only two Links families in the Virginia town they originated in ~ a black one and a white one. Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links, a fact washed away in time.
President Kennedy, Vice-President Johnson, ex-President Eisenhower, and ex-President Truman at Sam Rayburn’s funeral. (Sam Rayburn was a Democratic lawmaker from Bonham, Texas, who served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years, the longest tenure in U.S. history.)
Whatever problems your family is facing, whatever you must do to solve them, the beginning and the end of the solution is charity, the pure love of Christ - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf #lds #family #charity
SAM JOHNSON, ex-slave of President Andrew Johnson, and half-brother of "Dolly" (At age 14, she was the first slave purchased by Johnson), became a Freedmen's Bureau Commissioner following the Civil War in Greeneville, Tennessee. He sent a letter to President Johnson, asking to buy land for a "School House for the education of the Coloured children of Greeneville…" Andrew Johnson gave Sam the tract of land for this purpose. ~ Andrew Johnson's daughter, Martha, remarked that Sam did not belong…