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Speech for New York Housing Authority, Part 2

December 3, 1936


Speech at opening of subsidized low-income housing at Avenue A and Third Street, New York City

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In these houses your children can grow healthy and strong in body with a background which will make it possible for them to take full advantage of educational opportunities available and to become the citizens of the future who will constantly improve our civilization. I congratulate the housing authority, the mayor, the state, the federal, and the city authorities who are gathered here today on the completion of these first houses. May your hope for the future of this program be fulfilled and may your faith in the people of this city and of this nation be fully justified. Thank you.

[Unknown speaker:]

Thank you, Mrs. Roosevelt

Program Participants

  • : Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Speech for New York Housing Authority, Part 2

December 3, 1936


Eleanor Roosevelt

Project Editors
  • National Endowment for the Humanities

Eleanor Roosevelt Speeches is a project and publication of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, The George Washington University, Academic Building, Post Hall, Room 312, 2100 Foxhall Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Transcript Editors
  • : Lewis, Britanny
  • : Hall, Natalie
  • : Buckman, Lucy
  • : Alhambra, Christopher   [ ORCID: 0000-0002-6299-793X | VIAF ]

Transcribed and published by the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, 2019-11-27

Transcription created from holdings at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library