Eleanor Roosevelt

The First Lady of the World

The First of the Fierce First Ladies

First First Lady to be independent and involved. She became Franklins eyes and ears. Despite her parents requests to stay out of the public eye, she incorporated herself into her husbands campaigns. She encouraged Americans to write to her in their low and high times. For six days a week until the day she died, she wrote in a newspaper column named My Day. When her husband died, she found out he was with another woman. This hurt her but she had lived so independently that she continued her work shortly after. Eleanor made people realize that workers rights are human rights.

"Women are like tea bags, we don't know our true strength until we're in hot water."