[Surfnetkids: 23 Oct 2013] Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1. October 23, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Eleanor Roosevelt

by Barbara J. Feldman

Eleanor Roosevelt Printable (** for premium members only)

Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 — November 7, 1962) created a new standard for First Ladies because instead of retreating to a private life of decorating and entertaining, Eleanor continued her public life by holding press conferences, giving lectures, doing radio broadcasts, and writing a daily syndicated newspaper column. She was an outspoken advocate for social justice for women and minorities both during her stint as First Lady of the United States (1933—1945) and afterwards.

Biography: Eleanor Roosevelt
“After her husband [Franklin D. Roosevelt] suffered a polio attack in 1921, Eleanor stepped forward to help Franklin with his political career. When her husband became president in 1933, Eleanor dramatically changed the role of the first lady.” Learn more with seven short videos and one full television episode (forty-six minutes long.) There is a Quick Facts section in the left-hand column, and a two-page biography feature as well.

Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill is a nonprofit organization promoting Eleanor’s vision of social justice. This section of the site is about her life. “Refusing to be confined to the traditional women’s roles of her time, she [Eleanor Roosevelt] was active in political and social arenas. Her partnership as wife and First Lady to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was but one aspect of her full and complex life.” Visit for an interactive biography slide show and a list of online resources for further study.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project
“As she [Eleanor Roosevelt] moved from first lady to diplomat to citizen activist, she not only became the most ardent champion of human rights, but also one of the century’s most prolific journalists — publishing more than 8,000 columns, 580 articles, 27 books, 100,000 letters, delivering over 1000 speeches, and appearing on more than 300 radio and television shows.” This research center at The George Washington University is working to bring Eleanor’s “voice back into the written record.”

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#6. Quote of the Week

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~~ (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) American First Lady, diplomat, activist. To read more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes, click on this link.

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