Kermit Roosevelt, age 24. In 1913, Theodore Roosevelt’s second-oldest son explored Brazil’s River of Doubt with his father. The river was later named the Rio Roosevelt and a branch of the river was named the Rio Kermit.
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”— Theodore Roosevelt
President Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a group of African American children. Early in his presidency, Roosevelt created a scandal when he invited Booker T. Washington to dine with him and his family; he was the first U.S. president ever to entertain a black man in the White House. February 5, 1906 Library of Congress