“Now there are Student Movements and Civil Rights Movements of Young People Who are Organizing, and We Will Follow Them.”
Activist, historian, journalist, author, educator, radio broadcaster. Her definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol I The Early Years 1884-1933; Vol II The Defining Years 1933-1938; Vol III The War Years and After, published by Viking, was called “monumental and inspirational…[a] grand biography” by the New York Times Book Review. Co-founder of The Conference on Peace Research in History, now the Peace History Society.
Interviewed by Rebecca Lubetkin, VFA Legacy, January, 2021
Photo 1. Blanche Wiesen Cook and Clare Coss, photo by Margaret Randall. Photo 2. (Left to right) Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Pam, Betty Shabazz, Bella Abzug, 1997. Photo 3. Blanche Wiesen Cook, Clare Coss, Kate Millett, Eleanor Pam, Barbara Schork. Photo 4. Blanche Wiesen Cook poses with a statue of Eleanor Roosevelt in New York’s Riverside Park, 2018.