Project Bringing to Light the Vision and Voice of Eleanor Roosevelt
March is Women’s History Month—commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Eleanor Roosevelt (ER) was one of the most significant American women of the twentieth century, and she remains one of the most admired. As First Lady, journalist, activist, diplomat, political leader, and public speaker, ER helped shape not only the United States but also the United Nations and the path still followed toward greater protection of human rights. Since 2000 the Department of History, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences at The George Washington University has been working to publish both digital and print editions of Eleanor Roosevelt’s political papers through the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project(ERPP). The five-volume print edition makes the most important papers from ER’s post–White House political life available. The ERPP online editions document ER’s prolific career as a journalist and public speaker. “My Day” and “If You Ask Me” are comprehensively reproduced on the project’s website, and the ERPP is currently completing work to publish transcripts from ER’s prolific radio and televisioncareer. The ERPP uses this rich history of contributions to train approximately 6,000 teachers, 500 civil society leaders, 100 policymakers, and countless citizens around the world to study and apply ER’s writings, knowledge, and strategy in their various arenas. Working with teachers at both the primary and the secondary level, ERPP has created lesson plans, lecture notes, case studies, and other teaching resources accessible on the project’s website.
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The Bill of Rights Institute rewards students who rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. This year’s We the Students Essay Contest challenges students to tell what civil discourse means to them.
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