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Happy Birthday Eleanor Roosevelt—love from Etsy

Celebrating activist Eleanor Roosevelt through Etsy


Fruzsina Eördögh


Posted on Oct 11, 2011   Updated on Jun 3, 2021, 2:15 am CDT

Eleanor Roosevelt, the author, politician, former First Lady and civil rights activist was born today.

Roosevelt, who helped write the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was a huge advocate of her husband’s New Deal agenda, a series of economic programs put in place after the Great Depression.

In fact, if Eleanor Roosevelt were alive today, she might even be down with Occupy Wall Street.  Check her out and decide for yourself.

Photo by Paul-W


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*First Published: Oct 11, 2011, 3:48 pm CDT