Bold and Full: Eleanor Roosevelt

We're excited to be highlighting today's BOLD AND FULL feature, Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962), an American politician, diplomat, and activist.

EleanorRoosevelt.jpgEleanor Roosevelt was born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on October 11, 1884 to humble beginnings. She lost both her parents and a brother while she was very young. Eleanor went to Allenwood Academy in London and was inspired by feminist views that later influenced her life and career in politics.

Eleanor married Franklin D. Roosevelt, whom she supported throughout his presidency and was the longest serving First Lady of the United States. Though she was shy at first glance, Eleanor was outspoken and stood strong with her beliefs. She OWNED her views, especially with equal rights for women and African Americans in a time when these views were less than popular.

Eleanor took a big part as First Lady, being the first to hold press conferences, write a news column called “My Day”, and speak at a national convention. She wasn’t afraid of who she was and what she stood for.

Eleanor died November 7, 1962, leaving a lasting impression on the world. Regarded as "one of the most esteemed women in the world", Eleanor changed the way women and many minorities were seen. We can all OWN it like Eleanor. “A woman is like a tea bag—you never know who strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

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