Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream

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Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream

Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream. Hosted by Robert Kelleman - Washington, DC History & Culture

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Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream image
Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream image
Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream image
Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream image
Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream image
Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream image
Eleanor Roosevelt - Birthday Celebration and Film History Livestream image
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Let's celebrate First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's 138th birthday - born October 11, 1884.

This is a special program where we'll explore Eleanor's fascinating life and inspiring career, and we'll do it through the context of the Eleanor Roosevelt PBS documentary "American Experience".

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

SHE WAS ONE OF THE BEST POLITICIANS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

Eleanor Roosevelt struggled to overcome an unhappy childhood, betrayal in her marriage, a controlling mother-in-law, and gripping depressions — all the while staying true to her passion for social justice. This biography includes rare home movies, contemporary footage, and reflections from Eleanor’s closest surviving relatives, as well as biographers Blanche Wiesen Cook, Allida Black, and Geoffrey C. Ward, bringing to vibrant life one of the century’s most influential women.

Our film history program will have two parts.

The first portion of our two-part program (approximately 20-30 minutes) will be a brief overview of the film including its historical context, plot summary, things to look for, accuracy, etc.

The second portion of our two-part program will be a full screening of the film.

During the screening you are welcome to join your fellow participants in a live online discussion of the film via Zoom.

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962) was an American political figure, diplomat, and activist. She served as the first lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest-serving first lady of the United States. Roosevelt served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

Roosevelt was a member of the prominent American Roosevelt and Livingston families and a niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. She married her fifth cousin once removed, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1905. She persuaded Franklin to stay in politics after he was stricken with a paralytic illness in 1921, which cost him the normal use of his legs, and began giving speeches and appearing at campaign events in his place. Following Franklin's election as Governor of New York in 1928, and throughout the remainder of Franklin's public career in government, Roosevelt regularly made public appearances on his behalf; and as First Lady, while her husband served as president, she significantly reshaped and redefined the role.

Though widely respected in her later years, Roosevelt was a controversial first lady at the time for her outspokenness. She was the first presidential spouse to hold regular press conferences, write a daily newspaper column, write a monthly magazine column, host a weekly radio show, and speak at a national party convention. On a few occasions, she publicly disagreed with her husband's policies. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. Following her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt remained active in politics for the remaining 17 years of her life. She pressed the United States to join and support the United Nations and became its first delegate. She served as the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By the time of her death, Roosevelt was regarded as "one of the most esteemed women in the world"; The New York Times called her "the object of almost universal respect" in her obituary.

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Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organizations Washington, DC History & Culture and Dallas-Texas History & Culture.

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