Talk:Eleanor Roosevelt

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Standard Wikipedia whitewash job.

There is not a word in the article about Mrs Roosevelt's utter indifference to the fate of tens of millions of human beings being murdered by the Marxists in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s. Mrs Roosevelt knew what was happening (after all the files of the old "Russian Section" of the State Department that the New Dealers abolished in 1933 were known to the top people - including Mrs Roosevelt), but did not say a word about it till years later. Anyone reading this article would come away with the idea that Mrs Roosevelt was some sort of humanitarian - she was anything but.90.194.129.187 (talk) 09:39, 16 January 2015 (UTC)



Infobox[edit]

I've removed an addition of ER's extended family tree to the infobox, which overloads it with information; per the infobox instructions, "Only use those parameters that convey essential or notable information about the subject", which a complete list of her extended family surely isn't. It's also odd and inaccurate to replace "African Americans" with "Africans" and "Asian Americans" with "Asians". I did leave her parents in, though--thanks for that addition. -- Khazar2 (talk) 00:57, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Top level "See Also" reference to PBS film "The Roosevelts"[edit]

Is this top level "See Also" reference needed to the film "The Roosevelts" (Added 15 Sept 2014). Similar references were found to be undue and removed from Franklin Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt pages. Inclusion here could be perceived as promotion of a contemporary documentary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.117.102.227 (talk) 16:54, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

I think it should be deleted -- 70.51.46.146 (talk) 04:52, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Editsemiprotected[edit]

Please rewrite the hatnote to indicate the disambiguation page

This page is about the First Lady of the United States. For other uses, see Eleanor Roosevelt (disambiguation).

{{about|the First Lady of the United States|other uses|Eleanor Roosevelt (disambiguation)}} -- 70.51.46.146 (talk) 04:54, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done and well done with the disambiguation page - Arjayay (talk) 11:52, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

FAC?[edit]

This article is outstanding! Why isn't it a featured article? Rationalobserver (talk) 23:08, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Probably because the user who got this up to GA, Khazar2, never took it to FAC. I wouldn't nominate this for FA without informing major/frequent contributors, though. It wouldn't hurt to have a peer review beforehand. Snuggums (talk / edits) 23:45, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I wasn't implying that I would take it to FAC. I just read through it and was impressed by the high quality of the article. Rationalobserver (talk) 23:48, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Understood. Snuggums (talk / edits) 23:49, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
I'd certainly be willing to help out, but I think an FAC of this magnitude might be above my pay grade at this point. Plus, it's a project that requires an Eleanor expert, and while I have been a life long admirer, I claim no expertise on this subject. Rationalobserver (talk) 16:38, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
SNUGGUMS, how can I find out who the primary contributors here are? Rationalobserver (talk) 22:39, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
See this Snuggums (talk / edits) 22:43, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Hey, thanks! Rationalobserver (talk) 22:52, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Eleanor Roosevelt's very closest friends, Adlai Stevenson and Mercedes McCambridge are not included here.[edit]

From the 1940s til her death, Gov. Adlai Stevenson and Academy Award actress Mercedes McCambridge were Mrs. Roosevelt's very closest friends. I'm really surprised they both were not included in her bio, but then, 99% of everyone of that era is, unfortunately, gone. 3777 107.219.245.145 (talk) 13:45, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Statue/memorial[edit]

Eleanor Roosevelt's statue in Riverside Park, NYC, may be the first dedicated solely to a first lady but here in Racine, WI, we have one of Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln dedicated in 1943. <https://suite.io/cyndy-irvine/54012cw>