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Eleanor Roosevelt speaking campaign

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501436_1_1
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1940  (Estimated Year)
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00:07:20 - 00:10:33
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261
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Excerpt from Eleanor Roosevelt's Address to the 1940 Democratic National Convention, July 18, 1940 with compilation of footage of her, FDR, book burning, etc. MS ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, WINSON CHURCHILL, FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT. TLS crowd, sign, "Our Next President Franklin D. Roosevelt," crowd. MS FDR shaking hands w/man wiping his own sweaty face. TLS/HA crowd. MS scenes from FDR's campaign, whistle stops, views from train of crowd in rain, signing documents. CU FDR smiling. MS voting. LS New York City at night. MS German, Nazis burning books. MS people in lines. MCU President Roosevelt working. MS Eleanor talking to people etc. "I cannot possibly bring you a message from the President because he will give you his own message. But, as I am here, I want you to know that no one could not be conscious of the confidence which you have expressed in him. I know and you know that any man who is in an office of great responsibility today faces a heavier responsibility, perhaps, than any man has ever faced before in this country. Therefore, to be a candidate of either great political party is a very serious and solemn thing. You cannot treat it as you would treat an ordinary nomination in an ordinary time. We people in the United States have got to realize today that we face a grave and serious situation. Therefore, this year the candidate who is the President of the United States cannot make a campaign in the usual sense of the word. He must be on his job. So each and every one of you who give him this responsibility, in giving it to him assume for yourselves a very grave responsibility because you will make the campaign. You will have to rise above considerations which are narrow and partisan. You must know that this is the time when all good men and women give every bit of service and strength to their country that they have to give."