Special Event to Commemorate Eleanor Roosevelt's role in the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association
The Preservation and Design Committee
Date / Time
Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
DescriptionSpecial Event at Roosevelt House to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Eleanor Roosevelt’s role in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The event is co-sponsored by Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Preservation & Design Committee.
The event will include:
- an exhibit celebrating Eleanor Roosevelt
- a program on the human rights work of the United Nations today
- a reception in the Four Freedoms Room
October 11, when the event will be held, marks the birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt, who was born in New York City in 1884. Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt lived in Murray Hill from 1905-1908, upon returning from their honeymoon. Earlier this year, a Cultural Medallion honoring Franklin and Eleanor was installed by the Historic Landmark Preservation Center on their first home in Murray Hill located at 125 East 36th Street. They later moved to Roosevelt House which remained the family home until 1942, when it became part of Hunter College.
After President Roosevelt’s death in 1945, President Harry S. Truman appointed Eleanor a delegate to the United Nations. She served as Chair of the Commission on Human Rights from 1946–1951 and played an extraordinary leadership role in the drafting and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. President Harry S. Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.
Who Should AttendOpen to the public. Space is limited. Sign up as soon as registration for the event is announced!
The cost is a $35 donation per person.