Eleanor Roosevelt
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (/ˈɛlᵻnɔːr ˈroʊzəvɛlt/; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, 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. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Douglas Chandor (public domain image from http://www.whitehouse.gov) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Featured Article: In Her Own Words—Eleanor Roosevelt


Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most recognized female leaders of the 20th century. She served as a first lady, humanitarian, and politician, and was an early champion for equal rights in the United States. Her position as wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt made her one of the most influential women of her time. Although much has been written about her accomplishments, this is the only account of her life from the woman who lived them.

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A Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.


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