The Roosevelts

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Red Cross

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 58s

The First World War liberated Eleanor Roosevelt and her potential for service. In addition to organizing the Roosevelt household, she also volunteered at the Red Cross. Soon, the organization asked her to inspect St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, a mental facility filled with sailors and Marines suffering in the aftermath of battle. The experience had a profound effect on her.

Aired: 09/13/14

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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