New, interactive tool helps users learn more about the Ford behind Fordie

March 22, 2017

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the National Geographic Society have created an interactive online tool to showcase the former president and Michigan congressman’s legacy.

The tool, which follows a collaboration between the two organizations for the documentary “Gerald R. Ford: A Test of Character,” allows people to learn about President Ford’s character and legacy. The website includes significant events in Ford’s life, a full version of the documentary, and educational guides and lessons.

“This partnership with the National Geographic Society is an important milestone for teaching the country’s next generation of leaders,” says Clare Shubert, director of the DeVos Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. “We are excited to be able to share these free resources with educators and anyone wishing to learn more about Ford’s ability to build trust, unite a nation, and gain respect from world leaders.”

President Gerald R. Ford (AB '35, HLLD '74) was a lifelong public servant who spent 25 years serving Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives before assuming the presidency of the United States.