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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 CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES: THE PRESIDENT, THE SUPREME COURT, AND THE EPIC BATTLE OVER THE NEW … Continue reading Public Programs News and Events

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 because I think it will be difficult for the states with segregated school systems to … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: May 15-21

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 population was represented in the audience. There were Protestants, Catholics and Jews, as well as … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: February 8-14

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 more than 43 nations, has designated Human Rights Day, December 10, as this worldwide day … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: December 1-7

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 because I think it will be difficult for the states with segregated school systems to … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: May 15-21

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 pass the Senate since the Reconstruction Era. The first civil rights act of 1957 was … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: April 8-14

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 came to tell me that when a sympathy strike was attempted on behalf of these … Continue reading Eleanor Roosevelt – My Day: March 22-31