Eleanor Roosevelt: A Face of Humanitarianism and Social Change 1884-1962
This book is about Eleanorīs humanitarianism and her fight for social justice. She started out early in life as an orphan by the age of eleven. Sent to her grandmotherīs home, she then was sent to England to a finishing school for girls. Here she met an extraordinary teacher, Mlle. Souvestre, who opened the world for her to see and experience. Her teacher promoted self awareness and īthink for yourselfī attitude to help women become more sustained in their own lives. Once she finished school after three years, Eleanor came back to New York to have her coming out party for high society. Here she met FDR once more since childhood. They started to get to know one another and soon found they were in love and dating. They married in March of 1903 even though FDRīs mother Sara did not approve. However, Eleanor did many things to help the many men, women, and children of Rivington Street in New York. She took FDR down there before they were married and this I believe helped to fuel the injustice in the world seen by Eleanor and FDR, allowing them to make the wrongs right as best as they could. This in turn follows segregation of all levels and including the military, helping the disabled, children of all ages, refugees including those running from Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, and many other reasons to state. The book highlights on some of her work that she did alone, with FDR and with some women friends whom she became very close with over the years. I hope that people would be intrigued enough to read about this extraordinary woman whose work and ideals are still sought after and followed to this day. Thank you. Crystal Roberts
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