New York State Women's History

Eleanor Roosevelt Statue ...A NYS Women's History Site
Eleanor Roosevelt
Riverside Drive and 72nd Street New York NY 10023

Type: Statue

Category/Significance: politics; suffrage

Penelope Jencks has chosen a natural, everyday position for her figure, making Roosevelt accessible as a person instead of as a prominent international figure.On the sidewalk in front of the sculpture is a stone engraved with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity" ...learn more>>

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