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Eleanor Roosevelt, JFK, and Women's Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt Campaigning for JFK in 1960

Eleanor Roosevelt Campaigning for JFK in 1960

Boston
Saturday, November 16, 2013

In this program about the political career of Eleanor Roosevelt, we hear from her great-granddaughter, Tracy Roosevelt, and historian Allida Black. First Lady from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt continued in public service after she left the White House, and became a key player in John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign and administration. Kennedy appointed Roosevelt to chair a special Commission on the Status of Women. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library hosted the event.

Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:53am (ET)

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