Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Extraordinary Life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 - 1962

Unfortunately, this weekend is the FINAL section of the FINAL volume of Eleanor Roosevelt’s biography.  But, I DO promise you lots of fun, because I have included a special extended intro, a few new notable women that I learned about, and some inspirational words from OTHER women with whom you will be familiar.  It has been such a pleasure taking this journey with you.  I have learned SO much and I hope you have, too.  

The clip within the episode entitled “Eleanor and Jackie and Barbara and Hillary and Michelle” includes sound bites from the following events:  

  • Hillary Clinton - 4th women’s conference in Beijing China

  • Barbara Bush - Commencement Speech at Wellesley University in 1990

  • Michelle Obama - various speeches, including ‘Let Girls Learn’

  • Jackie Kennedy - In Her Own Words (recorded after JFK’s assasination)

  • Eleanor Roosevelt - Nationally aired radio speech given the night of Pearl Harbor

Eleanor Roosevelt flying with Tuskegee Airmen

Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
at the United Nations

Mrs. Roosevelt addressing the nation
after the attacks on Pearl Harbor

To keep the fun times rolling, I have included here a couple of great videos I found on YouTube.  One is a song called “Suno Suno Meri Aawaaz” by Anandmurti Gurumaa.  The title loosely translates to “Listen to My Voice”.  It is a beautiful song, and it is also an important message of education, empowerment and enlightenment for the future of womankind.  The other, as you can see, is a song about all of the First Ladies by Dot of the Animaniacs.  We’ve got a little something for everybody!  Enjoy, and as always, Happy reading!