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Greenbelt in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree

 
 
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 18, 2006
1. Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree Marker
Inscription.  First Lady of the Land, First Lady of the World, wife of our 32nd President, First Chairman of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. From this point she surveyed the site and spurred the work of building Greenbelt, the first garden community in the land planned for the uplift and unfolding of the human spirit. Her continuing interest helped to make real the dream of an ideal community.
 
Erected by Woman's Club of Greenbelt.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 39° 0.369′ N, 76° 53.098′ W. Marker is in Greenbelt, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Crescent Road, 0.2 miles west of Greenhill Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenbelt MD 20770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenbelt Lake (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenbelt Museum (approx. half a mile away); Eleanor Roosevelt (approx. half a mile away); Swimming Pool (approx. half a mile away); Community Center (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenbelt.
 
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The original tree was replaced in 2002 with a Legacy White Ash from Hyde Park, New York, the Roosevelt's home.
 
The Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 18, 2006
2. The Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Tree and Marker
Eleanor Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, July 17, 2018
3. Eleanor Roosevelt
This 1946 portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was loaned to the National Portrait Gallery by Ford and Marni Roosevelt.

“As the nation's first lady from March 1933 to April 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt transcended her role as hostess and proved to be a vital force in Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. She took public stands on issues ranging from exploitive labor practices to civil rights and often urged her husband to advocate for causes he might otherwise have avoided. Her activism did not end with her departure from the White House. As a U.S. delegate to the United Nations (1945-52), Mrs. Roosevelt was instrumental in formulating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and securing its ratification by the General Assembly in 1948.

This painting, which is based on a photograph from 1944, was created by a Polish artist and may have been presented to the first lady as a gesture of gratitude. In 1946, Mrs. Roosevelt repeatedly called attention to the terrible conditions in post-war Poland.” – National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,538 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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