Who is Eleanor Roosevelt?

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (/ˈɛlɨnɔr ˈroʊzəvɛlt/; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.

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Douglass (Memphis) - Education - First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Visited Douglass School
... Eleanor Roosevelt came to make a first-hand visit to observe the Live-at-Home total program ... First Lady Roosevelt put it in plain words, “There is nothing southern about Memphis! We stopped at a Negro school built by WPA labor where the NYA youngsters ...
Lorena Hickok - Legacy
... Hickok wrote several books, co-authoring "Ladies of Courage" with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1954, and following that with "The Story of Franklin D ... Roosevelt," (1956), "The Story of Helen Keller" (1958), "The Story of Eleanor Roosevelt" (1959), and several more ... for a projected short biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, became perhaps the first person outside the National Archives to open these boxes, and was astounded to discover that they contained 2336 ...
My Day
... My Day was a newspaper column that was written by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt six days a week from 1935 to 1962 ... Roosevelt to spread her ideas and thoughts to millions of Americans and give them a new view on the issues they faced every day ... Bye, Eleanor Roosevelt's literary agent, encouraged her to write the column ...
List Of Children Of The Presidents Of The United States - Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
... Child Lifetime Spouse Notes Anna Eleanor Roosevelt 1906–1975 Curtis Bean Dall Mother of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1927–present) Curtis Roosevelt (1 ... (1945–present) Gladys Irene Owens Mary Lena Winskill Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr ... (1936–present) David Boynton Roosevelt (1942–present) Faye Margaret Emerson Minnewa Bell Patricia Peabody Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr ...
Death - Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial
... A memorial to Roosevelt, dedicated in 1996, was built at the southern end of New York's Riverside Park, at the corner of 72nd Street and Riverside Drive ... A bronze statue of Roosevelt at the center of a circular plant bed is the memorial's principal feature ...

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    This is ... a trait no other nation seems to possess in quite the same degree that we do—namely, a feeling of almost childish injury and resentment unless the world as a whole recognizes how innocent we are of anything but the most generous and harmless intentions.
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    You always admire what you really don’t understand.
    —Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    Here lies the body of William Jones
    Who all his life collected bones,
    Till Death, that grim and boney spectre,
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    Boned old Jones, so neat and tidy,
    And here he lies, all bona fide.
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