Eleanor Roosevelt 10 Dollars Commemorative Coin

15 Feb 2020  Sat

The United States of America had issued this commemorative coin with the theme of Eleanor Roosevelt in the year 2014. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first lady of the United States of America and the wife of 32nd President of the United States of America Franklin Delano Roosevelt; he is also referred with his initial FDR.

Eleanor Roosevelt was born on 11th October 1844 in New York City. She took many stands against injustice in the United States. Once she resigned from her post of major women’s organization when a prominent singer denied the opportunity to perform in its venue because of her race. During the Depression in the United States, she started a business with one of her friends at her home in Val-Kill that manufactured furniture, which produces jobs for unemployed.

During World War II she also visited War Zone and also held her won weekly ratio addresses and also spoke about the bombing of Pearl Harbor before her husband addressed the nation in his famous Day of Infamy Speech. She also wrote a column to a popular newspaper. Adlai Ewing Stevenson a popular American lawyer, politician, and diplomat said about her after her death that “She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world.”

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