They Hated Eleanor, Too: Women, Politics, Power and Invective 9/28

As First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was an advocate for the poor, civil rights, labor, and other unpopular causes. She lectured and traveled widely, published a daily newspaper column, books, magazine articles and had her own radio program. Remembered today as a humanitarian activist, in her day she was reviled by many. This talk will examine some of the criticism against Eleanor Roosevelt and reflect upon Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president, asking if women who assert power elicit a special kind of invective. Join Adams House Resident Historian and Former Director of the FDR Presidential Library & Museum Dr. Cynthia Koch for this fascinating look at the 2016 election through the lens of one of the most famous women of the 20th century.

Wednesday, September 28 at 7PM in the FDR Suite. Limited to 12

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