All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        6-12

        Permitted Use

        Stream Only


        Part of Ken Burns
        5 Favorites
        190 Views

        Eleanor Strikes Out on her Own | The Roosevelts

        Eleanor Roosevelt begins to strike out on her own. FDR's affair with her former secretary, Lucy Mercer, almost devastated her. Her volunteerism at meaningful work changed her. She learned skills and joined the board of the League of Women Voters, and made friends with other female activists promoting progressive ideas. Like her Uncle Theodore, and like FDR, Eleanor would always crave action.

        Contributor:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now