Today in American history…Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York, New York.
She was the First Lady under her husband Franklin Roosevelt’s administration from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945 – which made her the longest serving First Lady in US history. Some of her other accomplishments were:
🇺🇸 First Lady of New York under her husband’s administration from January 1, 1929 – December 31, 1932
🇺🇸 Served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952
🇺🇸 1st Chair of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women from 1961-1962
She was the first First Lady to hold regular press conferences. She also wrote a daily newspaper column, monthly magazine column, hosted a weekly radio show and spoke at a national party convention.
Controversial for her time, she was very outspoken when it came to women’s rights and civil rights for African Americans. She believed in equality for all.
One of personal favorite quotes of Eleanor Roosevelt is “Well behaved women rarely make history.”