Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

October 11 would have been Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's 125th birthday.

"Eleanor Roosevelt, who was born Oct. 11, 1884, and died Nov. 7, 1962, was the first woman to be a radio commentator, speak in front of a national convention, write a syndicated column and earn money as a lecturer. She was also a strong advocate for the Fair Labor Standards Act enacted by Congress in 1938 and she led the United Nations commission that drafted the Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly in 1948...."

For the full article about the birthday celebration held in her honor at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic site, visit
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20091012/NEWS01/910120325/1006




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