Eleanor Roosevelt And The Women's Movement Essay

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A firm believer in the equality of all people, Eleanor believed the United States had a moral duty to initiate change for racial equality. Although a majority of the white population thought she was too radical in her views, this did not deter Eleanor from fighting for civil rights. In her My Day column, Eleanor mentioned her strong opinion on human rights, “freedom must be universal and all men must be assured that there will be respect for the individual human being, regardless of his race, his creed, or his color”. Mostly as a result of her upbringing, Eleanor was not fully aware of the racism prevalent throughout America until she became the First Lady in 1933. While traveling across the United States assessing the cost of the Great…show more content…
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