2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

A Voice to the World: Eleanor Roosevelt's Transition From First Lady to World Figure Told Through Her Column "My Day"
Sarah K. Bell
Dr.  Dan Mandell , Faculty Mentor

Between 1936 and 1962, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a daily newspaper column, My Day, in which she discussed a wide variety of issues, both trivial and serious. My paper focuses on the period between 1945 and 1948, called Eleanors UN years. In her column during this period, Eleanor spoke her mind on many significant political and social issues in the United States and the world, which was highly unusual for a woman. She was particularly concerned about women in the workforce, civil rights and race relations, and humanitarian issues such as the Jewish refugees. Reading these columns provides insight into her opinions and a better understanding of the influence she had on the American people.

Keywords: Eleanor, Roosevelt, History, Media, Newspaper, Women

Topic(s):History

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 16-4
Location: MG 2090
Time: 8:45

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