Eleanor Roosevelt at USMA in West
Point, New York 1951
No Ordinary Time
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in
World War II by Doris Kearns
Goodwin, Pulitzer prize winner
Declaration of Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner
of Human Rights, UN
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt
The Human Rights Years 1945-1962
Without Precedent: The Life and Career of Eleanor Roosevelt
—Joan Haff-Wilson and Margori Lightman
Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar
Liberalism by Allida Black
Roosevelt, A guide for educators sponsored by the National
"All human beings are born
free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason
and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of
1, UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Eleanor Roosevelt, The American Experience
"Dear Mrs. Roosevelt" by Woody Guthrie (Side 2 of a Tribute
to Woody Guthrie, remake by Bob Dylan)
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962
"The future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt: A Profile in Courage
Eleanor Roosevelt was an American
human rights activist, diplomat and as the wife of
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest acting First
Lady. An active First Lady, she traveled around the
United States promoting the
New Deal and visited troops at the frontlines during
World War II. She was a
first-wave New Woman and an active supporter of the
American Civil Rights Movement.
Mrs. Roosevelt was instrumental in the formations of numerous
institutions most notably the
United Nations Association and
Freedom House. She chaired the committee that
drafted and approved the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President
Harry S. Truman called her the
First Lady of the World, in honor of her
extensive travels to promote
After World War II, she was pivotal along with
John Peters Humphrey and others in formulating the
UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On the
night of December 10, 1948, Mrs. Roosevelt spoke on
behalf of the Declaration calling it "the international
Magna Carta of all mankind". The Declaration was
unanimously adopted by the General Assembly later that
"You've got to go
out on a limb
sometimes because that's
where the fruit is."
Eleanor Roosevelt and Will Rogers
in Los Angeles, California 1933
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"It is our freedom to progress that makes us all want to
live and to go on."
times, day by day, we have to continue fighting for freedom
of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want—for
these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in
"One of the best ways of enslaving a people
is to keep them from education... The second way of
enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of
information, not only by burning books but by controlling
all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted."
"Will people ever be
wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away
the freedom of other people?"
important thing in any relationship is not what you get but
what you give."
gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in
which you really stop to look fear in the face."
"Justice cannot be for one side alone, but
must be for both."