"If anyone were to ask me what I want out of life I would say - the opportunity for doing something useful, for in no other way, I am convinced, can true happiness be attained." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York City.
Her mother died when she was eight, and she went to live with her grandparents. When she was 10, her father died.
When she was 15, she went to school in England. There she met a teacher named Ms. Souvestre. She made Eleanor speak in class what she felt.
In 1905, she married Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At the time he was studying to be a lawyer.
By 1918, Franklin had become a well-known politician.
In 1932, her husband was elected president. He promised to put people back in work. After his death, she continued doing this.
Eleanor got 48 countries to agree to a Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory , farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to up hold them close to home, we shall look in vain for the progress in the larger world"