The Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library is hosting a presentation entitled, ‘Eleanor Roosevelt and the Fight for Civil Rights’. The presentation, featuring Shannon Butler, will cover Butler’s research on Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationships with various Civil Rights leaders from the White House years up until her death. It goes over some of the major events that she was involved in or at least took interest in helping with during this span of time. The presentation will also look at Eleanor Roosevelt used the power of her position to help a cause she felt strongly for.
Shannon Butler has served as a Park Guide with the National Park Service for over 7 years. She has worked at various other historic sites and historical societies for over 12 years. She earned degrees in History from SUNY New Paltz and the University at Albany. She is also currently serving as the Municipal Historian of the Town of Hyde Park.
Saturday, March 10 2018, from 4pm to 5pm
Roeliff Jansen Library
9091 Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529
The Community Room
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