In early 2022, The World As It Could Be’s Sandy Sohcot sat down with her cousin Lois Stein about meeting Eleanor Roosevelt at the 1943 Women’s International Exposition of Arts and Industries in New York City. Sandy and Jazzmin (communications administrator) chatted with Lois about the Exposition, how her mother helped with the event’s coordination, and what Eleanor was like.
After talking with Lois, Sandy and Jazzmin found the following resources related to the 1943 Women’s International Exposition of Arts and Industries!
Historical Documentation from 1943
The Roosevelts and Thanksgiving, Roosevelt House
“After returning to Washington briefly, Eleanor spent the holiday quietly in New York with friends and family having given a speech at the International Thanksgiving Day party of the Women’s International Exposition of Arts and Industries in Madison Square Garden.”
“A brighter future for the Allied Nations was predicted yesterday by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt when she addressed the International Thanksgiving Day party at the Women’s International Exposition of Arts and Industries in Madison Square Garden”
‘I’m grateful that today we can have more hope than a year ago to look forward to a future that will be brighter,’
she said in her Thanksgiving message to woman of the countries fighting for freedom…
“She was dressed in black. A red camellia was pinned on her dress.
“Women representatives of the United Nations also spoke at the afternoon party, their talks to be broadcast short wave to the various countries.”
Published: November 26, 1943 Copyright © The New York Times