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Life Story: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Activist, Human and Civil Rights Advocate, First Lady, and United Nations Ambassador

The story of an ambitious woman who used her intelligence and privileged family connections to fight for social reform on the largest national and international stages.

Eleanor Roosevelt holding a poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt holding a poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in English), Lake Success, New York, November, 1949. United Nations Photo.

Eleanor Roosevelt, ca. Jan. 16, 1934

Eleanor Roosevelt, ca. Jan. 16, 1934. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Karen Schwartz, Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), 2015. New-York Historical Society.