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The FDR Presidential Library and Museum presented a well-attended author talk and book signing with Martin Professor of Constitutional Law and Dean Emeritus at New York Law School JAMES F. SIMON who spoke about his most recent book FDR AND … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: May 22-31

May 24, 1957 “HOUSTON—I am in Texas for two lectures on behalf of Bonds for Israel and arrived in Houston when a court hearing was being held on the speed for compliance with the Supreme Court’s order on desegregation of … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: May 15-21

May 20, 1954 “NEW YORK, Wednesday—…While I was on the Tex and Jinx show I was given the news of the unanimous Supreme Court decision that wiped out segregation in the schools. I am delighted this was a unanimous decision … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: February 8-14

February 9, 1948 “HYDE PARK, Sunday—I went to speak for one of the Y.M.C.A. groups at New York University Medical College late Friday afternoon, and I was interested to see that a good cross section of our New York City … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: December 1-7

December 2, 1957 “NEW YORK—People all over the world have been asked to sign a Declaration of Conscience to observe a day of protest against South Africa’s apartheid policy. An international committee, composed of more than 150 world leaders from … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: May 15-21

May 20, 1954 “NEW YORK, Wednesday—…While I was on the Tex and Jinx show I was given the news of the unanimous Supreme Court decision that wiped out segregation in the schools. I am delighted this was a unanimous decision … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: April 8-14

April 11, 1960 “NEW YORK—It is a good thing that the Senate has finally passed the civil rights bill after an eight-week fight, with 42 Democrats and 29 Republicans in favor. This is only the second civil rights legislation to … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: March 22-31

March 26, 1960 “HYDE PARK—We have all been very much upset by the situation in South Africa. But equally upsetting has been the news from Alabama, where nine college students were 01expelled from school for their sit-down strike. A visitor … Continue reading

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