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Eleanor Roosevelt was an amazing person

That's all I wanted to say. Watching a PBS documentary on her right now. I am not a history buff, though many of my friends are, so I'm a little ashamed to say other than an appearance in the movie Annie, many brilliant quotes I've read on a few web pages/magnets/mugs, and a very rudimentary knowledge of American History from 10th grade (they were cousins, she was outspoken, she was not traditionally attractive) I didn't know very much about her.

They've covered their early years & Roosevelt's affair then her ascension into politics and efforts to help with poverty and racism. Apparently in her younger days she was very insecure. They also discussed her energy and how it could have been partly induced by battling depression. Now they are talking about her huge FBI file! Over 3000 pages. And Hoover hated her. Ah, now onto her travels visiting soldiers and I'm starting to tear up so I guess I'll shove off. I am amazed by people who rise up and do beautiful things on a national or global scale when I barely manage to make a difference in my neighborhood.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

I'm going to have to pick up a biography on her I guess.

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sarahtoalaska
Apr. 7th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
love... you make a difference in everyone's live who knows you.
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