Eleanor Roosevelt: A Defining First Lady

Allida Black
Allida Black
University of Virginia

Allida Black, Ph.D., is Special Advisor and Historian to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Miller Center for the Study of the Presidency at the University of Virginia. She also serves as editor emeritus of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project and research professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University. Widely recognized as an expert on Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Professor Black has written and edited ten books, including Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism, as well as a variety of articles on women, politics, and human rights policy.

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HOLIDAY  PRESENTATION

THERE WILL BE NO LIVE Q & A –

YOU MAY WATCH THIS CLASS AT ANY TIME ON 12/30/2021

 

Eleanor Roosevelt is shrouded in stereotypes: she was FDR’s eyes and ears, an idealist who did not do or understand policy, a woman scorned who sought the public’s love, and many more.

All are convenient hooks to put this complex, influential woman in a box — and one that strips her of her vision, power, and influence.

In this presentation, leading Roosevelt historian, Allida Black, will discuss Eleanor Roosevelt as both a domestic and an international power broker: from her early days as an activist, to her days as a member of the U.S. United Nations Commission on Human Rights.

 

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