“And Justice For All” Ep. 14: Eleanor Roosevelt’s American Dream

The coronavirus pandemic has hit marginalized communities hardest, exposing systemic racism,  the growing wealth gap and extreme polarization in our country. Amid such vast inequality, what does the American Dream mean?


This year’s American Dream Reconsidered Conference will explore how to live a vibrant civic life as a core aspect of the American dream. In this episode, President Ali welcomes the two conference co-chairs, who will lead a series of episodes as guest hosts:

  • Margaret Rung, professor of history, director of the Center for New Deal Studies
  • Andy Trees, visiting professor of political science


The three get into this year’s thought-provoking panels and what they hope these conversations will inspire.


The virtual American Dream Reconsidered Conference is free to the public. To learn more and register, visit roosevelt.edu/americandream.