Eleanor Roosevelt

Title

Eleanor Roosevelt

Subject

Governance

Description

Ambassador and reformer, she advocated greater rights for women and minorities

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image Source: Wiki Commons

Birth Date

1882

Birthplace

New York City, New York, USA

Death Date

1962

Occupation

Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women; Delegate to the United Nations, Chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Biographical Text

Married to Franklin D. Roosevelt, she was a controversial First Lady who spoke out for civil rights for women and African Americans. She was outspoken on human rights issues, children’s and women’s rights, and worked extensively for the League of Women Voters. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace. At the end of her political career, she became chair of the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission.

Bibliography

Beasley, Maurine H. Eleanor Roosevelt: Transformative First Lady (University Press of Kansas,2010).

Cook, Blanche Wiesen. Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 1: 1884–1933. (Viking, 1992).

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. No Ordinary Time. (Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project: http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/

Speeches: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/eleanorrooseveltdeclarationhumanrights.htm

Autobiography: https://archive.org/details/thisismyhistory008124mbp

Files

640px-Eleanor_Roosevelt_portrait_1933.jpg

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Date Added
June 9, 2014
Collection
Leadership/Governance
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Eleanor Roosevelt,” Women Who Dared, accessed September 18, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/18.