First Lady Eleanor Had More Honorary Degrees Than FDR

First Lady Eleanor Had More Honorary Degrees Than FDR

First Lady and diplomat Eleanor Roosevelt achieved 35 honorary degrees, whereas her husband president Franklin Delano Roosevelt earned 31. Some of the institutions which bestowed degrees upon her were Russell Sage College, the John Marshall College of Law, and Oxford University. Throughout her life, Roosevelt was celebrated for advancing human rights, civil rights, peace, and much more.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Eleanor Roosevelt championed for women and other minorities through public policy and personal example. (1:10)

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    Eleanor Roosevelt's husband, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was her distant cousin. (1:42)

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    Eleanor Roosevelt fought for integration in the armed forces and schools. (2:22)

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