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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Jan. 5, 2001 — Dr. Allida Black will give a lecture called “Eleanor Roosevelt: Profile in Courage” on Monday, January 22 at 2 p.m. in the downstairs lounge of the Williams College Faculty Club. The talk will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt after 1945. The talk is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Black is the director and editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. The first and current phase of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers is the Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights Project, sponsored by the National Archives and George Washington University. Over the next 10 years, the project will collect Roosevelt’s papers and interviews from across the world and publish the most important pieces both on the Internet and in a five-volume set of books. The goal of the program is to make Roosevelt’s political papers accessible to students, scholars, and human rights activists.
A professor of history at George Washington University, Black is the author of “Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Post-War Liberalism,” and the editor of both “Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt” and “What I Hope to Leave Behind: The Essential Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt.”
Black is a guest of the Williams College winter study course “The Roosevelt Century” on the lives and politics of Eleanor, Franklin, and Theodore Roosevelt taught by Woodrow Wilson Professor Emeritus of Government James MacGregor Burns and Professor of Romance Languages Susan Dunn.