This powerpoint presentation will highlight a VERY small segment of Eleanor Roosevelt’s political and social activism. In her lifetime, and even after her death, she proved to be a force for change in the human condition.
This document, dated March 15, 1946, is President Harry Truman's appointment of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as U.S. Representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations. Eleanor Roosevelt held this position until 1953. She was chairmen of the Human Rights Commission during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the United Nations on the ratifications of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt regarded the Universal Declaration as her greatest accomplishment. CLICK on the link below to view the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml
After Marion Anderson was denied by the Daughters of the American Revolution to sing at Constitution Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt invited her to sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Eastern Sunday April 9, 1939, to a crowd of more than 75, 000 people and a radio audience in the millions.
Eleanor Roosevelt greeting her old friend Marian Anderson, Japan, May 22, 1953.
Featured below are Eleanor Roosevelt and Cecil Peterson. Peterson was in the Army's Tuskegee training program and was chosen at random as a correspondent for Mrs. Roosevelt.
Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Cecil Peterson Letter from Cecil Peterson to Eleanor Roosevelt CLICK on the link below to view all of their correspondence. http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/tusktxt.html#1
Eleanor Roosevelt is pictured below with Civil Rights Leader A. Philips Randolph, who is acknowledged as the greatest Black labor leader in American History. He was inducted into the United States Department of Labor Hall of Fame.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the first woman to write a syndicated column in an American newspaper. The column began and originally was syndicated by the United Features Syndicate. By 1938 her United Features Syndicated column appeared in 62 newspapers 6 days a week until September 26, 1962.
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Photos: Featured on the opening video "Eleanor Roosevelt." Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 29 June 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt “First Lady.” John Curtain’s Legacy – Women at Work. Retrieved on 29 June 2011. http://john.curtin.edu.au/legacyex/women.html http://john.curtin.edu.au/legacyex/women.html “Eleanor Roosevelt and Civil Rights - National Historic Site – U.S. Department of the Interior.” Thalamus Center. Retrieved on 29 June 2011. http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2009/12/eleanor- roosevelt-and-civil-rights.htmlhttp://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2009/12/eleanor- roosevelt-and-civil-rights.html Photo: Featured on the closing video "Eleanor Roosevelt.” Notes to Women. Retrieved on 27 June 2011. http://notestowomen.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/eleanor-roosevelt/ http://notestowomen.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/eleanor-roosevelt/ Slide Photo/Info: Eleanor Roosevelt Appointment Letter “Document for March 15 th : Appointment of Eleanor Roosevelt as U.S. Representative to the United Nations.” National Archives. Retrieved on 28 June 2011. http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays- doc/index.html?dod-date=315http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/todays- doc/index.html?dod-date=315
Slide Video: Eleanor Roosevelt Addresses United Nations Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the United Nations on the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Uploaded by: United Nations Association, December 2008. Features: Eleanor Roosevelt. Retrieved on 24 June 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDoS7XErcwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDoS7XErcw Slide Photo/Info: Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Declaration of Human Rights “Eleanor Roosevelt.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 5 August 1998. National Coordinating Committee for UDHR50. Retrieved on 24 June 2011. http://www.udhr.org/history/biographies/bioer.htm http://www.udhr.org/history/biographies/bioer.htm Slide Video: Marian Anderson Singing “Marian Anderson Sings at the Lincoln Memorial” Newsreel Story. Uploaded by: UCLA, September 2010. Features: Marian Anderson. Retrieved on 24 June 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF9Quk0QhSE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF9Quk0QhSE Slide Photo/Info: Eleanor Roosevelt and Marian Anderson "2010 African American History Month." Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved on 24 June 2011. http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/library/historymonth.htmlhttp://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/library/historymonth.html
Slide Photo/Info: Eleanor Roosevelt and Cecil Peterson "Special Topics." Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved on 26 June 2011. http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/topics.html http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/topics.html Slide Photo/Info: 2 Letters (one to Eleanor from Cecil, one from Cecil to Eleanor) “The Tuskegee Airmen and Eleanor Roosevelt.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Retrieved on 26 June 2011. http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/tuskegee.html%20%20%20http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/tuskegee.html%20%20%20 Slide Photo/Info: Eleanor Roosevelt and A. Philip Randolph “Labor Hall of Fame Honoree (1989).” The U.S. Department of Labor Home Page. http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/laborhall/1989_randolph.htm Retrieved on 26 June 2011. http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/laborhall/1989_randolph.htm Slide Photos: MY DAY article and Eleanor Roosevelt Picture “Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day at Quoddy Village, 1941.” The Maine Memory Network. Retrieved on 26 June 2011. http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Detail?ln=23678http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Detail?ln=23678 "Eleanor Roosevelt Would Be Proud." Sarah Miller: Reading, Writing, Musing... Retrieved on 26 June 2011. http://sarahmillerbooks.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html http://sarahmillerbooks.blogspot.com/2007_07_01_archive.html