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Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1940  (Actual Year)
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01:18:06 - 01:28:27
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Eleanor Roosevelt partakes in a round table discussion of women's rights, women's issues and the struggle for gender equality in the United States. Includes an interesting historical play centered around the very-same issues at hand..

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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542476_1_2
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1940  (Actual Year)
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01:18:06 - 01:20:16
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Eleanor Roosevelt being welcomed at a luncheon, taking seat at head table. Eleanor Roosevelt sitting and listening as she is introduced. She stands and smiles. Eleanor Roosevelt "I m very glad to be with you to preside over this roundtable because the subject that we re concerned with seems to me extremely important. You know it's a matter of history what women have done in the last hundred years. Now, we have to think through what our objectives are for the next hundred years. It seems to me that one of the things most closely felt and actually in the minds of every woman present here is how we are going to function so as to bring about a civilized and peaceful world. Now I m going to introduce the members of this roundtable who are to be joined, I hope, after they ve started the discussion all the delegates present who I m sure will have many things that are important to say. I d like to ask each person as they re introduced to stand up "

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1940  (Actual Year)
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Woman standing at head table, speaking to audience, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt a few seats away on panel. and religion. Now during the last hundred years woman have begun to be freed also Audio fades out.

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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01:20:30 - 01:21:09
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Caucasian women passing papers at registration table, signing papers.

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Caucasian women wearing a black dress, hat, speaking at conference: "Has a competent homemaker, anything you need to contribute to the solution of community and national problems. If so, what? And how educated to make this contribution? Have we allowed tradition to play too important a role in deciding the responsibilities of women to home and family? If so, with respect to which responsibilities and what traditions? Another " Audio fades.

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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No audio. Woman in audience standing, asking question of panel. Well-dressed women wearing dresses and hats sitting in audience, listening, asking questions of panel. Woman wearing a large hat and pince nez eyeglasses.

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Caucasian women performing in stage play set in mid-late 1800s. The following quotes spoken by unidentified actors. "Women pledge obedience in marriage because it is stipulated in the marriage service. It s a relic on the old Cannon Law. Nowhere in the statutes of today will you find it stated that a woman must obey her husband. But nevertheless I urge you to declare against the idea that women must obey men. Until men realize that we are not slaves to be ordered around we will never make any progress.

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Caucasian women performing in stage play set in mid-late 1800s. The following quotes spoken by unidentified actors. " the Bill of Rights guaranteeing to the People the right of Free Speech, Free Assembly and Free Petition to the Government for Redress of Wrongs. Women are people and the Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Therefore, these rights have been guaranteed to us. We are within our rights when we attempt to speak, assemble and petition. Yet we all know Usually it is unjust laws against which we complain, but in the case of the Bill of Rights the law is on our side. We have the basic freedoms of speech, assembly and petition to the government but when we use them all unite to obstruct us. We must be secure in these three rights if we ever hope to go forward."

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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542476_1_9
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1940  (Actual Year)
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Caucasian women performing in stage play set in mid-late 1800s. The following quotes spoken by spoken by unidentified actors. "However, the occupations open to women are few and the wages scanty. Yet even the pittance a married woman earns belongs to her husband. Nor is he obliged to spend it feeding and clothing her and the children. He may, and frequently does, drink it up at the corner saloon and come home to abuse the family."

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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542476_1_10
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Caucasian women performing in stage play set in mid-late 1800s. The following quotes spoken by spoken by unidentified actors. " have a deep concern about the need of education for girls. We all know how few opportunities for education girls have had up to the present time. Why it s only recently that we ve been allowed to study geography and physiology. Even now, there is not a high school for girls in Boston and as far as I know there is none in the United States. In 1833, the first college to admit women was opened in Ohio. The school is new, small, and struggling. And it was not until 1841 that three girls graduated and received the first college ever bestowed upon women.

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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542476_1_11
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Caucasian women performing in stage play set in mid-late 1800s. The following quotes spoken by spoken by unidentified actors. in the learned professions. As all the world knows, these open the road to influence and wide service. I am especially concerned about the need for women physicians for women and children. Women were the first doctors among primitive savages. And in the Middle Ages it was part of the education of women in convents and castles to know how to treat wounds, prepare remedies and care for the ..."

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Caucasian women performing in stage play set in mid-late 1800s. The following quotes spoken by spoken by unidentified actors. sort of jobs, many of which could be better filled by us. Aye for all that. I ve put bread in the mouth of five young uns. lazy, loafing, good for nothing men behind the counter all day measuring out lace and slip. I ask you now, do you think it's decent for men to be selling women's corsets and underwear? But there they are, fat lazy things, and having the time of their lives doing it too. And it s all right for the men to do the house building and horse breaking and butchering and whaling, nature intended them for those jobs. But there ain t no sense in them thinking they ve been divinely appointed to be the clerks in the stores and secretaries and telegraph officers and so on. I'm sick and tired of being cut out of all the good paying jobs! And that ain t the worst of it either. I m asking you to put these grievances into your list. I don t expect to get much help from you for we workers must get together and help ourselves if we ever expect to get better conditions. God helps them that helps themselves."

Eleanor and the Feminists, Women's Rights

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542476_1_13
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1940  (Actual Year)
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Caucasian women performing in stage play set in mid-late 1800s. The following quotes spoken by spoken by unidentified actors. There's but one weapon in a Republic with which we may attack entrenched tyranny. And that's the ballot. We'll never have just laws until we can elect the lawmakers. Therefore I say the vote is the first right we must win. The vote is the key to power."