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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower - 34th President of the United States
"Today in history, December 20, 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower Received his 5th General Star."
Grave Markers of President and Mrs Eisenhower in a chapel on the grounds of the Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas
General Dwight Eisenhower, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspect a U.S. glider and paratroop invasion demonstration prior to the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944.