4,920Oct 21, 2013
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
Allida Black and Douglas Brinkley talked about the life and influence of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her ...
261Oct 14, 2013
Eleanor Roosevelt and Women's Rights
Historian Allida Black and Tracy Roosevelt, great-granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt, talked about how Eleanor Roosevelt influenced JFK’s policies on Women’s Rights. First Lady from ...
607Jul 27, 2013
Allida Black on Eleanor Roosevelt's Tomorrow Is Now
Allida Black delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Roosevelt Reading Festival. She spoke about Eleanor Roosevelt’s book, Tomorrow Is Now. Professor Black wrote an introduction ...
2,190May 13, 2013
First Lady Lucy Hayes
Allida Black and Thomas Culbertson talked about the life and influence of first lady Lucy Hayes and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The first presidential wife with ...
362Apr 8, 2013
First Ladies As Influence Makers
Historians talked about first ladies through history, exploring how the role has evolved. Topics included the move from solely traditional female activities centered on home and family to ...
658Nov 15, 2012
First Ladies Throughout History
Panelists talked about at the historical roles and responsibilities of the first lady as well as how those roles had evolved. They talked specifically about Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy ...
647Mar 5, 2012
First Ladies Through American History
Scholars and historians considered the role and influence of American first ladies throughout history. Moderator Cokie Roberts posed the question, “Why do we study first ladies?” ...
329Feb 20, 2012
The Presidency and Civil Rights - Then and Now
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a day-long conference on the presidency and civil rights. During the concluding panel, the achievements of the last 60 years were considered - ...
883Feb 20, 2012
Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower
This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World War II ...
291Nov 15, 2011
Senior Advisers to the First Ladies
Former senior advisers to first ladies talked about their White House experiences and the working bonds between first ladies regardless of political party. They talked about life and politics ...
710Nov 15, 2011
The Legacy and Influence of First Ladies
The evolving influence and political power of first ladies was discussed by the director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, the curator of the Smithsonian’s first ladies' exhibit, and the eldest ...
457Oct 23, 2011
Franklin Roosevelt's Foreign Affairs Advisers
A panel discussion was held on the role and influence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inner circle of advisers on the foreign policy and military decisions in his ...
516Sep 25, 2011
Franklin Roosevelt's Domestic Affairs Advisers
A panel discussion was held on the role and influence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inner circle of advisers on the domestic policy decisions in his administration. Topics included ...
662Aug 26, 2010
Eleanor Roosevelt's Politics
Professor Allida Black talked about Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She talked about her upbringing as the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt and her ...
553Aug 26, 2010
Eleanor Roosevelt and the Media
Professor Allida Black talked about the operations of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University and displayed some of the holdings. She also talked about how the ...
219Jul 24, 2010
Political Value of the First Lady
Allida Black talked about the role of the first lady through American history. While the role of the first lady is not an official political position, Professor Black argued that their position ...
85Jan 6, 2007
The Life Cycle of Presidential Libraries
A panel chaired by Allen Weinstein discussed the work of presidential libraries.
The session “The Life Cycle of Presidential Libraries: From Processing to Declassification to ...
94Nov 15, 2000
The Imperial White House
In a forum marking the 200th anniversary of the White House a panel looked at the White House in the early 20th Century. Professor Wills spoke of the stagecraft of power. Ms. Tederick ...
2,342Oct 11, 1999
Life Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt
In the thirty-first in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Among the issues they addressed were his early political ...
77Mar 4, 1996
Eleanor Roosevelt: Shaping Postwar Liberalism
Ms. Black spoke about her book, Casting her own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism. She talked about Mrs. Roosevelt’s ideas on the proper role of ...
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