04 June 2010

Eleanor Speaks


From Eleanor Roosevelt's column "My Day" in The Pittsburgh Press newspaper on this day in 1936:
...I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Maxwell Hyslop Maxwell, one of the officials of the Cunard Line, who came over on the Queen Mary. He is a cousin of mine so he came down for the day. Then I went to listen to forty of our New York City tenement dwellers make a plea for the aid of the Federal Government in slum clearance.

Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt at the launch of the liner America in 1939.

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