Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady, Humanitarian, and World by Pam Rosenberg

By Pam Rosenberg

Introduces the lifestyles and accomplishments of first woman and humanitarian, Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Books Brown, Jonatha A. Eleanor Roosevelt. : World Almanac Library, 2002. Freedman, Russell. Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. Hoffman, Nancy. Eleanor Roosevelt and the Arthurdale Experiment. : Linnet, 2001. Places to Visit or Contact Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site To learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt and to tour Val-Kill Cottage 4097 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 845/229-9115 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library To write for more information about Eleanor Roosevelt’s life and work 4079 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538 845/486-7770 31 Index African-American rights, 6, 22, 25 Allenswood School, 8, 9 Anderson, Charles, 25 civil rights, 6, 22, 25 Cook, Nancy, 14 Dickerman, Marion, 14, 15 economic depression, 19, 20 equal rights, 6, 22, 25, 27 Hall, Mary Ludlow (grandmother), 7 Hickok, Lorena, 19 Howe, Louis, 13 League of Nations, 12 “My Day” newspaper column, 21, 23 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 22 National Consumer’s League, 8 National Urban League, 22 New Deal, 19 New York State Democratic Committee, 14 childhood of, 6–7 death of, 28 education of, 8 as first lady, 18–19, 19–24 marriage of, 10–11 as newspaper columnist, 21, 23 political campaigning of, 12–13, 16 as teacher, 15, 19 travels of, 20, 26–27 as United Nations delegate, 27 volunteerism of, 8, 11–12, 14, 22 Roosevelt, Elliott (father), 6, 7, 6 Roosevelt, Elliott (son), 11, 23 Roosevelt, Elliott, Jr.

29 Glossary TERMS advocate (AD-vuh-kit) An advocate is one who speaks or writes in support of something. Eleanor became an advocate for the League of Nations. correspondence (kor-uh-SPON-duhns) Correspondence is the writing and receiving of letters. Through her correspondence with soldiers at war, Eleanor was able to learn how to help them. discriminate (diss-KRIM-uh-nate) To discriminate is to treat certain groups of people less fairly or unequally. Eleanor wanted to ensure that businesses did not discriminate against African-Americans.

Ill with a rare form of tuberculosis, Eleanor Roosevelt died on November 7, 1962. Millions of people around the world mourned her death. Today, we are still enjoying the benefits of all that she accomplished during her lifetime. 28 Time LINE 1890 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt is born on October 11 in New York City. 1892 Anna Hall Roosevelt, Eleanor’s mother, dies. 1893 Eleanor’s brother Elliott dies. 1894 Eleanor’s father, Elliott Roosevelt, dies. 1899 Eleanor begins her studies at Allenswood School in England.

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