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… read more

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 allows them to become intertwined with the administrations of their husbands. She cited the influence of Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and Mary Todd Lincoln as examples. Topics included the variety of roles they adopted and popular stereotypes. She also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Black, Allida M. Director and Editor George Washington University->Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

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Political Value of the First Lady

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 18, 2010
Last Aired:
Sep 19, 2010

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  • Sep 18, 2010 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 19, 2010 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 19, 2010 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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