The appointment on March 4, 1933, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history.
Vito Marcantonio has been virtually erased from the study of the progressive movement of the 1930s and 40sand this has dealt a severe blow to the movement.
On March 5, in 1985 the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative honoring Mary McLeod Bethune.
The appointment on March 4, 1933, made Perkins the first female cabinet member in U.S. history. She helped bring about the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Social Security Act