A Free Talk by Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook

February 7th, Warm Your Heart, Nourish Your Mind by Getting to Know Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt with a fan, Frank Sinatra.
Eleanor Roosevelt with a fan, Frank Sinatra.
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Do you really know Eleanor Roosevelt? The Roosevelt Island Historical Society wants for fill you in on this remarkable woman. Come to the New York Public Library, 524 Main Street, on February 7th, at 6:30.

She was the author of 27 books, newspaper columnist of astounding output, advisor to her husband/president, ambassador to the United Nations and more.

Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, will recount facts and anecdotes about Eleanor Roosevelt from her three-volume biography at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the fourth in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s I Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.


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