Happy Birthday Eleanor Roosevelt—love from Etsy

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Celebrating activist Eleanor Roosevelt through Etsy

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

 

Fruzsina Eördögh

Fruzsina Eördögh

Fruzsina Eördögh was the Daily Dot's first YouTube reporter. In addition to working as a producer for the now-defunct digital channel TouchVision TV, Eördögh has been published by Vice, the Christian Science Monitor, the Guardian, Variety, and Slate.