One of Eleanor’s biggest and most famous projects during her early years as a First Lady was when she helped to give homes and food to homeless young people in Morgantown.
She went to Morgantown to visit and was very upset by the way people were living. She wanted to help the people to get a roof over their head and give them food, so she made a plan. She raised money to build homes and buy food for them.
Her husband was very supportive of this and they both wanted this plan to be something people could learn from and use in the future.
Eleanor the Activist
Eleanor was a very important person to the African Americans and she worked hard to try to get them the same rights as white people.
After her work in Morgantown, she wanted to do the same thing for African Americans, who got much less help and money than white people. Eleanor became one of the only people in the White House to speak out for African American rights.
Even though a lot people disliked Eleanor because she tried to help African Americans, she still invited hundreds of them to the White House.
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