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Not Everyone Can Dance
For almost fifteen years now, that is to say ever since the birth of the eldest of my four children, the earliest newspaper intimation that our annual scourge was with us again has elicited from me an awareness of pure terror and rebellion. We speak of "necessary" evils. But one such as this cannot be necessary, it is so unfair, it is so impersonally cruel. Nothing guarantees safety for those you love, for those you try to shelter. It strikes, with an indifferent impartiality, at children in every class of society....
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Title: Not Everyone Can Dance
Creator: Faith Baldwin (author)
Date: January 30, 1938
Format: Article
Publication: The President's Birthday Magazine
Publisher: National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Control no.: RJ 496 P2 P7 1938
Location: pp.14-15, 64
Keywords: Advocacy; Birthday Balls; Charity; Children; Diagnoses & Diseases; Disease; Economics; Epidemics; Family; Franklin D. Roosevelt; National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis; Parenting; Physical Disability; Polio; Public Relations; Religion; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics; Urban Life; Voluntarism; Warm Springs Foundation
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Funding Support Provided By: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute