FDR great-granddaughter speaks about human rights at Fayetteville school

Posted: April 30, 2016 at 5:55 a.m.

Julianna Roosevelt, great-granddaughter of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, shares a microphone Friday with Hunter Stewart, a Washington Elementary School second-grader, as he asks a question at the Agee Lierly Life Preparation Center in Fayetteville. Roosevelt will be the speaker tonight at the fourth Celebrating Diversity Banquet at the Fayetteville Country Club.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Julianna Roosevelt remembers her great-grandmother Eleanor Roosevelt as a woman who left cookies by her bed when she visited and read aloud stories by Rudyard Kipling and Shakespeare.

Celebrating Diversity in Education Banquet

• When: 7-9 tonight

• Where: Fayetteville Country Club, 3335 S. Country Club Drive

• Tickets: $50 at eventbrite.com

• Guest speaker: Julianna Roosevelt, great-granddaughter of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt

Source: Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus

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