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2/13/2017 - The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt on March 18, 2017

February 13, 2017, Southbury, CT

The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt
Saturday, March 18th from 1-3pm in the Kingsley Room

The Southbury Library will host Professor Mark Albertson for a talk on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt on Saturday, March 18th from 1-3pm in the Kingsley room.

Mark Albertson will cover Eleanor Roosevelt’s life from October 1884 to her death in November 1962. President Truman once remarked that Eleanor was not merely America’s First Lady but the first lady of the world. During her 12 years in the White House, she gave 348 press conferences and wrote 60 feature articles in some of the nation's leading magazines. She was one of the co-authors of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights and had a myriad of accomplishments in the face of adversity.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine; and, has been a long time member of the United States Naval Institute. Mark has authored several books including, USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship, They'll Have to Follow You! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet and On History: A Treatise. He is at work on a fourth book, Sky Soldiers: The Saga of Army Aviation.

In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. He also teaches for the Lifetime Learners Institute at Norwalk Community College. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut. Mark is an avid speaker, traveling our state presenting a variety of historical topics in a variety of venues. Mark has appeared on radio and television.

Registration is required. Please contact the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130.

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library


Contact: Katherine Mostacero
Reference Librarian
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 131