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Eleanor Roosevelt was born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on October 11, 1884,  in New York City.

In 1938, Eleanor defied Birmingham Alabama's Segregation laws in a powerful protest at the inaugural meeting of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare.


Eleanor, was inspired by the courageous aviator Amelia Earhart, to apply for her very own piloting license and Amelia even took the First Lady out for an airborne spin from D.C. to Baltimore in 1933. 


Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most active first ladies in history and worked for political, racial and social justice.


Even after her husband’s death, Eleanor remained involved in politics as delegate to the United Nations and continued to serve as an advocate for a wide range of human rights issues.


She remained active in Democratic causes and was a prolific writer until her death at age 78.

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