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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt supported her husband's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.

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    Engendering both admiration and scorn, FDR exerted unflinching leadership during the most tumultuous period in U.S. history since the Civil War and was the most vital figure in the nation during his 13 years in the White House.

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    FBI Files on Eleanor Roosevelt

    While the FBI never launched a formal investigation of Eleanor Roosevelt, FBI references to her comprise one of the largest single files in J. Edgar Hoover's collection.

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    Blanche Wiesen Cook

    Read interview exceprts with Eleanor Roosevelt biographer, Blanche Wiesen Cook.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt's Life

    Eleanor Roosevelt struggled to overcome an unhappy childhood, betrayal in her marriage, and gripping depression — all while staying true to her passion for social justice.

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    The Man Behind Roosevelt

    Louis McHenry Howe made a career out of being "the man behind Roosevelt." 

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    Biography: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    A look at the life of the United States' 32nd president. 

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    William Rusher on Eleanor Roosevelt

    William Rusher, political strategist and columnist, offers his thoughts on Eleanor Roosevelt in this interview. 

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    Eleanor Roosevelt and Race

    Read excerpts of an interview with writer Vernon Jarrett about Eleanor Roosevelt and race.

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    Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt

    Watch Eleanor Roosevelt discuss service and the development of the Peace Corps with JFK and other officials on Prospects of Mankind.

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    Nina Roosevelt Gibson

    Read excerpts of an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt's granddaughter, Nina Roosevelt Gibson.

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    Voice of Freedom

    Explore the life of singer Marian Anderson and her triumphant 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial.

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    Marian Anderson: Musical Icon

    In 1939, Anderson gave a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She delivered "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and "America" with heart-breaking pathos.

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    Eleanor and Mary McLeod Bethune

    Mary Jane McLeod became the president of the NACW in 1924, and was recognized by Eleanor for her efforts to help black Americans access education.

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    The Polio Crusade

    The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.

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    Eleanor's Family Tree

    Eleanor and Franklin were cousins, but how closely related were they, and how were they related to President Theodore Roosevelt? 

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    The Polio Crusade (español)

    La historia de THE POLIO CRUSADE rinde homenaje a una época en la que los estadounidenses se unieron para vencer una terrible enfermedad. El resultado fue un avance médico que salvó innumerables vidas y tuvo un gran impacto en la filantropía estadounidense, el cual sigue sintiéndose hoy en día.

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    FDR's First Lady

    Eleanor Roosevelt traveled more than 40,000 miles during FDR's first year as president.

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    A Selection of Significant First Ladies

    Often called “the first First Lady,” Dolley Madison defined the role of the President’s wife and hostess.

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    Fly Girls

    In the midst of WWII, the call went out: women with flight experience were needed to fly for the military. Women postponed their weddings, put their educations on hold, and quit their jobs to respond.