April 11, 2012
Women in Society
There is so much that could be said about Eleanor Roosevelt but to try to say it all in six pages will be tough but I shall try. She has done so much for this country and means so much for to the women of the 20th century. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Born October 11th 1884 Ann Eleanor Roosevelt the daughter of Elliott Roosevelt and Anna Hall Roosevelt and niece of our 26th president Theodore Roosevelt, later to become the first lady wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt the 32nd president of the United States. Before the age of 10 Eleanor had lost both parents and a brother. Some may say that it was while during her studies at Allenswood Girl’s Academy under the teaching of a one Marie Souvestre, when on travel Marie would open new doors for young Eleanor to see the impoverished areas of the working class, away from the typical tourist sight. Her teacher also openly espoused political views that challenged the status quo, defending the right or the working class, and attitude that would greatly shape the later activism of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Before becoming the first lady Eleanor did so much charitable work while living in New York; from 1902-1903 Eleanor Roosevelt was the secretary and a teacher for the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movement. I guess you can say that she gave up the social life of a debutant, while working with the Junior League Eleanor Roosevelt were interested in reform efforts to improve the lives of the impoverished masses that existed within deplorable living and working condition where she taught dance and also calisthenics. A way to use physical exercise and movement to improve health after long hours of work in confined spaces.
From 1903-1905 Eleanor also got involve in another group known the name of The... [continues]
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