Statues.Com is honoring former groundbreaking former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt as the latest inductee to the “SculptHER™” special collection commissioned by Statues.Com for her trailblazing work as a humanitarian, a diplomat and for her activism for women’s rights here and abroad.
Statues.Com is celebrating the prolific achievements of Eleanor Roosevelt with a 7-inch bust. Roosevelt (1884–1962) became this country’s first lady when her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was sworn in as president in 1933. She would become renowned for being one of the world’s most widely admired and powerful women. Eleanor was one of the first public officials to publicize important issues through the mass media while in the White House.
Beginning in 1936, Eleanor wrote a syndicated newspaper column, “My Day.” A widely sought-after speaker at political meetings and at various institutions, Eleanor became a powerful advocate in the areas of child welfare, housing reform, and equal rights for women and racial minorities.
She also worked on behalf of the League of Women Voters. In 1945, Eleanor was asked by President Harry Truman to serve as a delegate to the United Nations, and she accepted. Three years later, in 1948, Eleanor played a pivotal role in securing the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the General Assembly.
Standing at 7 inches, there are two color options for order. This bust is made of our signature casted marble and offered in a finished bronze or natural white marble.