Wednesday, March 3
# 2 . Eleanor Roosevelt
Behind every strong man there is a stronger woman !!!
Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt owes a great deal of his political success to his wife Eleanor Roosevelt. She is best known for being the first lady of the United States from 1933 until 1945. Her main focus during her prime years was the betterment of her world.
Using her title and position she worked hard for the advancement of women,children and African Americans too. She worked tirelessly for working women and fought against child labor while holding press conferences, writing her daily newspaper columns and magazine articles as means of communication and reaching out especially to women. Her writings were typically on the topics of education, poverty, rural life, unemployment, and the role of women. Eleanor's daily column, "My Day," was in print from 1936 until 1962. It was similar to a diary of her daily activities.( a blogger, huh!!??)
During her husband's twelve year presidency, Eleanor held over three hundred press conferences. Men were not allowed into her meetings.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was a humanitarian who contributed positively to the world through her knitting also.
She was often photographed knitting for the World War II effort or at least toting her knitting bag. She encouraged knitting efforts in the US, encouraging Americans to knit for our boys at war.
(love me some her)
When she found out her husband was less than faithful she remained committed to the family(5 children), the future,and did not want to tarnish Franklin's political career. She stopped having a physical relationship with Franklin while she remained his friend, his support and even his stand in when he grew ill...( Hillary Clinton????) Not known for her looks, her good works and generosity did all the talking. Her inner beauty shone bright.
She died a great and noble lady in 1962.