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Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Author Julia Sweig will discuss Lady Bird Johnson’s complex and captivating role—as a political partner to her husband, as a vital yet underappreciated presence in the White House, and as a critical adviser and strategist in the new biography, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight. The story is told in Lady Bird’s own words through the largely unknown and overlooked audio diaries that she kept during her years in the White House. Sweig unveils a new view of Lady Bird’s power within the Johnson Presidency and presents a surprisingly modern and influential American First Lady. Joining Julia Sweig in conversation will be Claudia Anderson, Archivist at the LBJ Presidential Library and Jeff Shesol, author of Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the Feud that Defined a Decade.

Presented in Partnership with the LBJ Presidential Library.

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.).