In Small Places Close To Home
Where after all do human rights begin? In small places close to home-so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person, the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.
Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 First Lady of the United States, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Writer
Historical Era: Age of Reason 1650-1950
Astrological Era: Age of Pisces 1 AD – 2000
Sun Sign: Libra