Eleanor was a lady who possessed the real
beauty, the inner kind, the rare kind.
And we quote
Shirley Chisholm who noticed that, "the moment
she opened her mouth, there was a warmth, it was beautiful."
Here is the interview.
Shirley Chisholm on Eleanor Roosevelt
Against Social Injustice
In 1939, African-American opera singer
Marian Anderson was refused to rent Constitution Hall at
Washington DC for performance purposes.
Eleanor Roosevelt straightened out
some narrow minds and helped prepare a concert which took place on Easter
Sunday, April 9, 1939 at Lincoln Memorial with an audience of 75,000
plus national radio broadcast.
Marian Anderson performing at the
Lincoln Memorial 1939
In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt visited Paris
and delivered her speech on
The Struggle for Human
Rights. This speech is also known as
The Struggles for the
Rights of Man. It was delivered on September 28, 1948 at the
By the way, Eleanor Roosevelt
delivered this speech in French. (Thanks,
Holly, for pointing this out.)
In 1960, Eleanor Roosevelt received the
Gandhi Peace Award.