The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

November 17 – “Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After” A Conversation with Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After

A Conversation with Blanche Wiesen Cook

Thursday, November 17

6:30 pm, Elebash Recital Hall


Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography of Eleanor Roosevelt is widely acclaimed as the essential portrait of a powerful woman, leader, and visionary in American history. The author joins Carol Jenkins, noted television journalist and writer, for a discussion of the long-awaited third and final volume, covering World War II, FDR’s death, the founding of the UN, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s death in 1962. Cook is a distinguished professor of history at John Jay College and the Graduate Center. Jenkins, an Emmy Award-winning former anchor and correspondent for WNBC-TV, currently hosts the series Black America on CUNY-TV.


Presented with the Center for Humanities and the Feminist Press.


Free; reservations required at: