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Eleanor Roosevelt

Name at birth: Anna Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt was First Lady of the United States from 1933-45, during the four presidential terms of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt was…

Roosevelt, Eleanor

(Encyclopedia) Roosevelt, Eleanor (Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)rō´zəvĕlt, 1884–1962, American humanitarian, b. New York City. The daughter of Elliott Roosevelt and niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she was an…

Hyde Park

(Encyclopedia) Hyde Park, town (1990 pop. 21,230), Dutchess co., SE N.Y., on the Hudson River; settled c.1740. It is famous as the site of the Roosevelt estate, where President Franklin D. Roosevelt…

Howe, Louis McHenry

(Encyclopedia) Howe, Louis McHenry, 1871–1936, American journalist and political adviser to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, b. Indianapolis, Ind. He wrote about politics for several newspapers, then…

human rights

(Encyclopedia) human rights, universal rights held to belong to individuals by virtue of their being human, encompassing civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedoms, and…

Anderson, Marian

(Encyclopedia) Anderson, Marian, 1897–1993, American contralto, b. Philadelphia. She was the first African American to be named a permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, as well as the…

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson was 42 when she sang her legendary open-air concert at the Lincoln Memorial on April 9, 1939. Marian Anderson was a famous contralto of the day, and the concert was arranged after…

biography

(Encyclopedia) biography, reconstruction in print or on film, of the lives of real men and women. Together with autobiography—an individual's interpretation of his own life—it shares a venerable…

Henry Viscardi, Jr. 2004 Deaths

Henry Viscardi, Jr.Age: 91 advocate for the disabled who, with the encouragement of Eleanor Roosevelt, created Abilities Inc., organization that helped the disabled find jobs. Viscardi, who…