Eleanor Roosevelt was a modest self deprecating forceful and effective advocate for human rights. She was married to the four term Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who was in office throughout the Great Depression and World War II. During this time Eleanor Roosevelt grew into her own as an influential world figure. She helped in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the founding the United Nations. She fought for racially quality, economic security and world peace.
Guest – Blanche Wiesen Cook who is a distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor Cook has just published the third volume of her monumental biography of Eleanor Roosevelt titled, Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939 to 1962. She has worked with the Center for Constitutional Rights and Michael Ratner in getting public access to government documents through freedom of information act requests. Cook is also a contributor to the book “Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA.”
One People’s Project: Daryle Lamont Jenkins
This past summer an ambitious volunteer-run organization has taken on clandestine Klan rallies, wives of prominent neo-Nazis running for judgeships, and rock bands with neo-Nazi connections. The One People’s Project has been called a “scrappier version of the Southern Poverty Law Center.”
Its timely mission is to research and report on right/far right/racist individuals and organizations in an effort to eradicate hate. Its members do not shy away from outing individuals associated with white supremacist groups, especially if that person holds a position of responsibility or prominence in a community. They are the first to admit that they are not polite in their pursuit. The Project’s website features a “Rogues Gallery,” an alphabetical list—with photos—of persons they claim to know to be white nationalists.
Guest – Daryl Lamont Jenkins, activist, founder and spokesman for One People’s Project.
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