Talk focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights
Posted March 18, 2009; 07:56 p.m.
"Eleanor Roosevelt: The Challenge and Future of Human Rights" is the title of a lecture by historian Blanche Wiesen Cook scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.
Cook is the University Distinguished Professor of History and Women's Studies at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She currently is working on the third and final volume of her award-winning biographical study of Roosevelt, the groundbreaking first lady who inspired leaders of the civil rights and women's movements.
The talk is designated as the Meredith Miller Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender, honoring the life and feminist commitments of a 1993 Princeton graduate who died shortly after her graduation.