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Celebrated, Controversial, Reluctant, and Political: U.S. First Ladies
  • Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Join us on Thursday, April 29 at 5pm (ET) for the next conversation in our First Ladies Program Series. Katherine Jellison—Professor of History at Ohio University and television/radio commentator on first ladies—will discuss how most first ladies follow the four traditional archetypes: celebrity, controversial, reluctant, or political partner. Jellison’s presentation will highlight Dolley Madison, Lucy Hayes, and Betty Ford, among others. Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden will lead the audience Q&A from Martha to Melania following her presentation.

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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote and programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).