Eleanor Roosevelt

First Ladies

Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt created arguably the most formidable political partnership in American history. The episode explores how a desolate childhood sowed the seeds of a life devoted to standing up for the poor and dispossessed. By the time that Eleanor reached the White House, she was at the forefront of efforts to ease the suffering caused by the Great Depression and a leader of the campaign for civil rights.
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Oct 09, 2021
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