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Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Inspirational sayings about life
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962), American first lady (1933–45), the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States, and a United Nations diplomat and humanitarian.
Born in New York City, Eleanor married rising politician Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1905 and became fully immersed in public service.
In Albany, where Franklin served in the state Senate from 1910 to 1913, Eleanor started her long career as political helpmate.
By 1921, Franklin was stricken with a paralysis of the legs which left him in a wheel chair. She became eyes and ears for him, a trusted and tireless reporter.
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The disease rendered Franklin’s legs almost useless. Eleanor learned how to act as his ‘legs and ear’s’ for him, and visit and communicate with all the constituents he was no longer able to meet with himself.
Beginning in 1932 she traveled tens of thousands of miles every year, observing the political and economic state of the country.
In the White House, she was one of the most active first ladies in history. Eleanor Roosevelt worked for political, racial and social justice.
Using her intellect and influence, she redefined what it meant to be a female member of the upper echelons of society, First Lady of New York, First Lady of the United States, and ultimately she expanded the role of women in society.
She also urged her husband to appoint women to governmental positions.
She argued that everyone, including women, youth, and black Americans, should be included in Franklin Roosevelt’s programs. Those ideas led to her recognition as a new kind of first lady.
For seven years she represented the United States at the United Nations (UN), which was created in large part by her husband.
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