The American First Lady: 1933-1963 Presented by Marilyn Carminio
From 1933 to 1963, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower and Jacqueline Kennedy each served as First Lady. They were wives, mothers and confidants to the most powerful men in the world. The Constitution does not assign any responsibilities to this challenging role, sometimes described as the most demanding volunteer job in America. Although not elected, they occupied their own place on the international stage and were often subject to intense public scrutiny.
This visual history lecture will highlight the personal side of life in the White House and the unique contributions of these four women. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library. Register at www.myrml.org or (631) 283-0774 x 523.