Eleanor Roosevelt: We Make Our Own History


In Tomorrow Is Now, written during the last months of her life, Eleanor Roosevelt proclaimed, “One thing I believe profoundly: We make our own history.” This quote is a clarion call for all of us to use history to guide principled individual action to make the world a better place to live. Three students enrolled in History 3151, a research practicum in public history, curated the exhibits that follow. Please click on "New Situtations, New Answers" to the right to start the exhibit.


  • Cynthia Koch, Jonian Rafti ('15), Clara Allison ('18), John Ohrenberger ('16)

Eleanor Roosevelt Votes in Hyde Park, New York
Eleanor Roosevelt Votes in Hyde Park, New York

ER Red Book
A Red Book article in 1948 showed that American citizens saw Eleanor Roosevelt as an extremely admirable woman.

An excerpt from Eleanor Roosevelt's radio program.