Friday, March 12, 2010

Frances Perkins: You May Call Her Madam Secretary

This is a 3 minute excerpt from the award-winning documentary by Marjory and Robert Potts. More information or to purchase a copy of the full film is available from their web site.
"I had to do something about unnecessary hazards to life, unnecessary poverty. It was sort of up to me. this feeling...sprang out of a period of great confusion which overtakes all young people. One thing was perfectly clear...the circumstances of the life of the people of my generation was my business, and I ought to do something about it." -Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, 1933-1945 from her Oral History

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