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Meet Eleanor Roosevelt Advocate for Universal Human Rights

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Date: July 15, 2008
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

“Meet Eleanor Roosevelt;

Advocate for Universal Human Rights”

"Where, after all, does respect for human rights begin?  In small places, close to home; in the everyday world of human beings-the neighborhoods they live in, the schools or colleges they attend, the factories, farms or offices where they work, where every  man, woman, and child seeks to have equal justice and opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."
                -Adapted from a speech by Mrs. Roosevelt in 1958 at the United Nations


Eleanor Roosevelt, whose life and influence have spanned the greater part of the 20th century, is brought to life by Elena Dodd, in a one-woman theater performance.   In Elena Dodd's portrayal, Mrs. Roosevelt's distinctive speech and dynamic personality enliven this interactive program for audiences.  Ms. Dodd graduated from Wellesley College; she holds an M.A. in American Literature from Boston University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Union Institute and University.


This FREE one hour program, as part of this summer’s Lowell Lyceum Series, takes place at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, Massachusetts from 6:30pm -7:30pm on Tuesday, August 5th.


For more information on this and other Lyceum Series programs, please give the park a call at (978) 970-5000, or visit the website at www.nps.gov/lowe    

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...