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First Ladies and Civil Rights

Michelle Obama moved into the White House 45 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson shepherded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.… read more

Michelle Obama moved into the White House 45 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson shepherded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Seven of her predecessors had moved in to the executive residence with enslaved servants. This panel discussion looked at how first ladies from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama interacted with the racial politics of their times -- and the long history, dating back to Abigail Adams, of their efforts to promote civil rights for all. The National Archives Foundation hosted this event and provided the video. close

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  • Diana B. Carlin Administrator and Professor (Former) St. Louis University->Graduate Education
  • Patrick Madden Executive Director National Archives Foundation
  • Anita B. McBride Chief of Staff (Former) White House->Office of the First Lady
  • Nancy Kegan Smith Director (Former) National Archives and Records Administration->Presidential Materials Staff
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First Ladies and Civil Rights

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Program ID:
511007-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 02, 2021 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 13, 2021 | 4:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 02, 2021 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 03, 2021 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 12, 2021 | 10:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 13, 2021 | 4:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3