Eleanor Roosevelt Statue

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Place Category: Memorial & StatuePlace Tags: Places in WDC and WDC Metro Area Places

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    A bronze statue of Eleanor Roosevelt is standing behind UN emblem honoring her as the first US delegate to the UN. Eleanor Roosevelt served as the 32nd First Lady, from 1933 till 1945, during her husband presidency term. She was a politically active First Lady, an activist, and a mother of six.
    The statue is part of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Memorial in Washington, DC. It is the only memorial dedicated to a First Lady in the national mall and a presidential memorial. It was created by the sculptor Neil Estern who also produced the nearby seated figure of Franklin Delano Roosevelt with his dog.

    The FDR Memorial - A Story of a Statue (a conversation with Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)

    Brigid and Patrick Hughes have a conversation with FDR's granddaughter Anna Eleanor Roosevelt about the FDR Memorial in Washington DC. They discuss how the artist was recommissioned to come back after the memorial was dedicated to depict President Roosevelt in his wheelchair. She discusses how this decision came to be.
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    Address: 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242.
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