My Day

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My Day was a newspaper column that was written by first lady Eleanor Roosevelt six days a week from 1935 to 1962. In her column, she discussed issues such as race, women, and key events (Pearl Harbor, Prohibition, H Bomb, etc.). This column allowed Mrs. Roosevelt to spread her ideas and thoughts to millions of Americans and give them a new view on the issues they faced every day. George T. Bye, Mrs. Roosevelt's literary agent, encouraged her to write the column.[1]

My Day influenced many Americans. Women felt empowered by learning Mrs. Roosevelt's opinion. She also gave African Americans a sense of hope for the future.[citation needed]


  1. ^ The Press: First Lady's Home Journal. TIME, Monday, March 8, 1937

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