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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Visits Greensboro

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Greensboro in March 1945 to speak at the Nineteenth Annual Homemaking Institute held at Bennett College. The visit is documented in a scrapbook compiled at Bennett, which has been recently digitized and published on DigitalNC. Mrs. Roosevelt spent her time in Greensboro addressing the Institute as well as Bennett College students and Greensboro area schoolchildren. Her speeches addressed the Institute’s theme of “The Veteran Returns to His Family,” educating citizens on their peacetime responsibilities to their veterans. Mrs. Roosevelt stressed the importance of all citizens becoming familiar with the GI Bill of Rights and assisting their veterans in assimilating into civilian life.
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Eleanor Roosevelt with local schoolchildren.

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Eleanor Roosevelt at the Bennett College library.

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