Historical Portrayal: Eleanor Roosevelt
As part of Lakeside’s Living History Series, Ruth Pangrace will portray Eleanor Roosevelt in Hoover Auditorium Wednesday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m
Eleanor Roosevelt forever changed the role of First Lady through her active participation in politics and humanitarian efforts. She was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband’s four terms in office. Millions of people who never met her felt a bond that verged on kinship. Eleanor’s life was a remarkable and inspiring voyage of self-discovery. She triumphed publicly over private despair and transformed from a shy, lonely woman to a national leader in her own right. It is no wonder that she continues to be known and loved as “The First Lady of the World.”
Ruth Pangrace joined Women In History in 1998 and portrays twelve notable American women. “Women in History gives me an opportunity to uncover women’s stories that often are buried in our nation’s past. Sharing these stories with audiences of all ages is an exhilarating experience. “
Pangrace’s teaching experience ranges from pre-school students to university students to senior citizens. She has been recognized as a Master Teacher and is retired from Lakewood City Schools. Currently, she volunteers at The Hope Center for Refugees, working with newcomers who have a rich history of their own. Ruth lives in Rocky River Ohio, has three grown children and three granddaughters, hopefully future Women in History.