|Now we have come here tonight because of civil liberties. I imagine a great many of you could give my talk far better than I could, because you have had first-hand knowledge in the things you have had to do in Chicago over the years to preserve civil liberties. Perhaps, however, I am more conscious of the importance of civil liberties in the particular moment of our history than anyone else, because as I travel through the country and meet people and see things that have happened to little people, I realize what it means to democracy to preserve our civil liberties. >>more...>>
Title: Civil LibertiesThe Individual and the Community
Author: Roosevelt, Eleanor
Publication: Reference Shelf
Date: March 14, 1940
- Human Rights
Notes: Originally printed in the Reference Shelf 14 (1940). Address to the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, March 14, 1940.