Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt

She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1905. During her husband's presidency, Eleanor gave press conferences and wrote a newspaper column. From 1945 to 1953, Eleanor served as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. She also became chair of the UN's Human Rights Commission. As a member of the Human Rights Commission, she helped to write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—an effort that she considered to be her greatest achievement.

Georgia Social Studies Standards SS3H2 The student will discuss the lives of Americans who expanded people’s rights and freedoms in a democracy.a. Paul Revere (independence), Frederick Douglass (civil rights), Susan B. Anthony (women’s rights), Mary McLeod Bethune (education), Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II), Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights), Thurgood Marshall (civil rights), Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society and voting rights), and César Chávez (workers’ rights).b. Explain social barriers, restrictions, and obstacles that these historical figures had to overcome and describe how they overcame them.

Born in New York City on October 11, 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt—the niece of Theodore Roosevelt—was one of the most outspoken women in the White House. She died November 7, 1962 in New York City...........................................

Eleanor Roosevelt"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

ADDITIONAL READING-A Picture Book of Eleanor Roosevelt By David A. Adler-Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery By Russell Freedman-Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World Jacobson and Ryan

WEB LINKSbio on Eleanor RooseveltNational First Ladies LibraryThe American Experience on Eleanor Roosevelt

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