If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt

Lecture by Mary Jo Binker

January 17, 7:30pm

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Eleanor Roosevelt is much beloved in Greenbelt and many of us are well versed in her activities and life, but did you know that in addition to her "My Day" column, she wrote an advice column in the Ladies Home Journal beginning in 1941? Attendees learned all about it at a talk and booksigning with historian Mary Jo Binker whose new book is If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt. The book delves into the advice Eleanor offered covering everything from marriage and religion to popular culture and politics. Ms. Binker is uniquely qualified write about Mrs. Roosevelt as she is the Author and Consulting Editor at the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University, as well as an adjunct professor in the History Department at George Mason University.


This event was free and open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt. 

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