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Eleanor Roosevelt & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2:00)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 2:00 PM
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eleanor roosevelt & the Universal declaration of human rights

With George Washington University Professor Mary Jo Binker


In honor of Women’s History Month…2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—the world’s first international bill of rights. Join historian Mary Jo Binker for a look at the role that Eleanor Roosevelt played in the creation of this historic document and the modern human rights movement.


Join us for this virtual program to explore the significant contribution which ER made to furthering human rights around the globe. 


Mary Jo Binker is a consulting editor for the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University. She has a master’s degree in history from George Mason University, where she is an adjunct professor. She was previously the director of the Oral History Program for the Women in Military Service to America Memorial Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. The recipient of the Evelyn Pugh Memorial Fellowship Award at George Mason University, Mary Jo publishes and lectures on the subjects of Eleanor Roosevelt, women’s history, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. Her work has appeared in Time and the Journal of White House History. She lives and works in Arlington, Virginia.

Meet on Zoom. BHV members, their guests, and prospective members. Free.

Mary Jo Binker