Eleanor Roosevelt “Returns” to Greenbelt: A Chautauqua Prelude
The historical re-enactment performance by Suzan King was lively and thought-provoking, as Eleanor shared her personal and public experiences growing up, serving as First Lady, at home in Hyde Park and Val-Kill, and working on Human Rights at the United Nations. Her reflections on her interest and support of the development of Greenbelt as a planned community were particularly relevant to all of us at the performance.
A highlight of the program was the candid and open-ended question and answer period, where Eleanor responded to a wide range of inquiries from the audience. The program brought Eleanor and history to life, and was both informative and enjoyable.
Linda Shevitz, Program Chair, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and Coordinator, Maryland Women’s History Project.
Pictured: Suzan King as Eleanor Roosevelt and MHC Board Member Martin Madden.