Statue of Eleanor Roosevelt in New York by Penelope Jencks

Photo courtesy of David Finn

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will unveil a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt outside the Bonavero Institute in Mansfield College on Monday afternoon.  Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States of America, played a key role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948.  She believed that education and equal opportunities should be available to all, and she used her role as First Lady of the United States of America to fight for civil rights, the rights of women and racial equality. 

Both the sculptor, Penelope Jencks, and the Roosevelt Family Foundation, have kindly given their approval for a recasting of the statue to be brought to Oxford. The original statue stands in Riverside Park in upper Manhattan.

This event is by invitation only.