Week 5 Essay

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Thousands and thousands of African Americans wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt for help. See this site for more information on these letters. 


Assume an African American character and write from the perspective of the character. In other words, take on the role of someone during the Roosevelt administrations writing to the First Lady. Write the letter and post it. Then, in a separate paragraph, explain why you chose to write what you did. The total number of words should be no less than 300. Show that you did the reading and understand the time period and Mrs. Roosevelt's work.


Here are some websites to help you.

Example Letters: http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/tuskegee.html


Eleanore Roosevelt and Civil Rights, George Washington University

"Please Help US Mr. President": Black Americans Write to FDR

Also, google: Black Americans write Eleanor Roosevelt. You will see multiple images of actual letters written to the First Lady.

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