ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (2)

Location: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Artist: Neil Estern

Eleanor Roosevelt is the first First Lady to be recognised in sculpture in a presidential memorial. She was heavily involved in the UN Commission on Human Rights board and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This sculpture of Roosevelt was created by sculptor Neil Estern. His sculptures captured both the strengths and the infirmities of his subjects. It is located in Room Four of the FDR Memorial and in the background is a United Nations seal. Roosevelt was one of the first delegates from the United States to the UN.