Women's History Month: Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt

With March being Women's History Month it's important to remember those women who made a mark in Brooklyn.



A park in Bedford-Stuyvesant is home to a playground named after former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. According to the NYC Parks Department website, the park was named after Roosevelt in 1985 for her humanitarian work.



Roosevelt was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Parks Department's website states that Roosevelt was a worldwide spokesperson who helped champion the cause of social reform and racial equality. She was also involved in campaigns to fight poverty and unemployment.



Roosevelt inspired many people and is remembered for her famous words, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."


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