Today’s topic is in honor of Eleanor Roosevelt’s birthday: October 11, 1884. Happy birthday, Eleanor!
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Barbara J. Feldman
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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.
Ducksters: Biography: Eleanor Roosevelt
“For seven years she [Eleanor Roosevelt] represented the United States at the United Nations (UN), which was created in large part by her husband. While a member, she helped to write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which described that people throughout the world should be treated fairly and had certain rights that no government should be able to take away.” Visit Ducksters for a comprehensive biography for elementary- and middle-school students, an audio version of the page, and a ten-question quiz.
FDR Library: Eleanor Roosevelt
“Both her [Eleanor Roosevelt’s] parents died when she was a child, her mother in 1892, and her father in 1894. After her mother’s death, Eleanor went to live with her grandmother, Mrs. Valentine G. Hall, in Tivoli, New York. She was educated by private tutors until the age of 15, when she was sent to Allenswood, a school for girls in England. “Visit the FDR Library site for an Eleanor biography with Fast Facts and a timeline. The bio is also available as a printable three-page PDF.
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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. Find more wise quotations by clicking the link.
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