Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world.

Adlai Stevenson

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most influential women of modern history.

As a child, the loss of her mother and brother to diptheria, and her father to alcoholism affected her deeply. Her attitude of not shying away from adversity was surely a result of her struggle with these experiences.

Her tenure as First Lady began in 1933 and continued until 1945. She radically reinvented the role of First Lady by continuing with her speaking engagements, and by holding her own press conferences. She was the first to speak at a national party convention.

She was outspoken and active in support of equal rights for African Americans and decried the Japanese American prejudice that grew after Pearl Harbor. These positions alienated her from southern, white voters, among others, leading to a call for her retirement from public life. This did not dissuade her.

Eleanor took her campaign for human rights global as the first chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights where she played a central role in establishing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the General Assembly in 1948.

 

You Learn by Living, Eleanor Roosevelt, available at Amazon

Available at Amazon

Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Available at Amazon

Available at Amazon

Empty Without You, available at Amazon

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Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt available at Amazon

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