Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?

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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952.
President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements.

Personal life

She had an unhappy childhood, having suffered the deaths of both parents and one of her brothers at a young age. At 15, she attended Allenwood Academy in London and was deeply influenced by its feminist headmistress Marie Souvestre. Returning to the U.S., she married her fifth cousin once removed, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1905.

First Lady of the United States

Though widely respected in her later years, Roosevelt was a controversial First Lady at the time for her outspokenness, particularly her stance on racial issues. She was the first presidential spouse to hold regular press conferences, write a daily newspaper column, write a monthly magazine column, host a weekly radio show, and speak at a national party convention. On a few occasions, she publicly disagreed with her husband’s policies.

Text : Wikipedia contributors. “Eleanor Roosevelt.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 Aug. 2017. Web.

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