posted by Amy~ on .
Also would anyone know to whom Eleanor Roodevelt was speaking to when she said "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"?
was it aimed at a certain group of Americans?
Also, none of the websites say why she said this quote so, I can't come up with what the significance of the quote is in illuminating a theme in US History.
I searched for eleanor roosevelt speeches and found these links. You'll need to read through several or maybe even many. Use the Ctrl +F feature, though, to find certain words in each article you read.
The quotation first appears in her 1937 autobigraphy, "This is My Story". As far as I can tell, it is not directed to anyone in particular. She was particularly inspirational to blacks and women and the poor, who were treated as "second class citizens" at that time.