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November 7, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt

STRATHAM - The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham will host The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt, a program by author Michele Albion, on Thurs., November 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Born to one of the wealthiest families in New York City, Eleanor Roosevelt seemed destined for a sedate and comfortable life. Instead, she fell in love with her fifth cousin and was flung into the highest levels of American politics, culminating in Franklin’s unprecedented four-term presidency. Before her, no first lady had ever held a press conference or written a syndicated column.

Eleanor spoke at national conventions and often made appearances on her husband’s behalf. Her own influence lasted years beyond his death. She advocated for human rights, worked with the United Nations, and supported what later became the civil rights movement.

Michele Albion, author of “The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt”, has put together the fascinating quotes organized by topic—government, money, art, education, class, relationships, emotions—that reveal the personal thoughts Roosevelt shared in letters and conversations alongside the strong opinions she expressed in speeches and interviews, giving evidence to her character and her beliefs. Her words continue to resonate today. For more information about this program please contact the library at 772-4346. In case of an unanticipated cancellation, it is best to call the library the day of the program to confirm the date and time.

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