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Eleanor Roosevelt for All Born October 11, 1884

October 11, 2015

Eleanor Roosevelt  for All

‪#‎HBD‬ to Eleanor Roosevelt, born ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ in 1884. As early as 18, Eleanor was active in helping those in need. A member of many organizations, including the Junior League, American Red Cross, League of Women Voters, Women’s Trade Union League, and Women’s Division of the New York State Democratic Committee. Eleanor was the first, First Lady to hold her own press conferences. She also allowed female reporters to attend, who were not allowed at presidential press conferences. Eleanor traveled to many relief projects and became an advocate for the rights and needs of the poor and minorities. Upon leaving the White House Eleanor’s work did not end; she was appointed to the United Nations General Assembly until 1953. (Photo Credit: FDR Library)‪#‎womenshistory‬

 
National Women's History Museum's photo.

 

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