Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was First Lady from 1933 to 1945. She was a significant
advocate both for the New Deal and for civil rights and a strong supporter of the formation
of the United Nations. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 to 1952 and
chaired the committee that drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the last
decade of her life she was particularly active in promoting women's rights. Tomorrow Is
Now was published shortly after her death.