Character Forged in Conflict – Eleanor Roosevelt

Two Rivers Chautauqua 2016

Hammering Out Human Rights: Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations

Susan Marie Frontczak as Eleanor RooseveltPortrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak

Besides being the longest serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. One of her biggest challenges was as the US Representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. In this capacity, President Truman dubbed her the “First Lady of the World.”

Eleanor Roosevelt speaks of the ground-breaking, grueling, tempestuous, and eventually triumphant development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a Magna Carta for humankind. In hearing her address concerns dominating the Cold War, you may be surprised to find out how important Human Rights are to your life, and to the long term strength of the United States.





Susan MarieSusan Marie Frontczak

In her sixteenth year as a Chautauqua presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak has given over 650 presentations across 36 of the United States. Grand Junction will remember Susan when she presented Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and Irene Castle. She authored the Young Chautauqua handbook for Colorado Humanities, and has worked with Young Chautauquans in Mesa County every year since 2004. When bringing history to life, Susan Marie lives up to her motto, “Give me a place to stand, and I will take you somewhere else.” 

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