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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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