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DOLLEY MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812 with Libby McNamee and moderated by Dr. Christopher Leahy

July 29, 2024 at 7pm EDT

Meet Dolley Madison, the vivacious wife of our fourth President, James Madison, renowned for her kindness. Beloved by all, she was known as the “Presidentess,” "Queen of Hearts," and named America’s First Lady at her funeral.

DOLLEY MADISON AND THE WAR OF 1812 with Libby McNamee and moderated by Dr. Christopher Leahy
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On This Day: FLARE Asserts the Importance of Studying Presidential First Ladies

Association celebrates its third year in shaping a network of experts and researchers around first ladies history.

On This Day: FLARE Asserts the Importance of Studying Presidential First Ladies
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Call for Nominations for FLARE’s 2024 Gould Award ... Deadline Extended!

Call for Nominations for FLARE’s 2024 Gould Award ... Deadline Extended!

The First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE) has extended the nomination deadline for the Lewis L. Gould Award to Friday 26 July 2024.

The Gould Award seeks to honor a FLARE member with a long and distinguished career that includes significant contributions to scholarship and education about first ladies. All members of FLARE are eligible for nomination except for those serving on the Gould Award Committee.

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CT 57-899FLARE Focus on Eleanor Roosevelt: Pioneering and Normalizing Activism for First Ladies

Abby Palazzo

Rhetorical scholar Myra Gutin sorts America’s first ladies into three categories: White House Keepers, Emerging Spokeswomen, and Political Surrogates/Independent Advocates.[i] Many women who occupied the role of first lady, such as Bess Truman, preferred to stay out of the spotlight and declined to take advantage of the political power inherent in the role, instead choosing the primarily social and ceremonial role of White House Keepers. Others were Emerging Spokeswomen, like Lou Henry Hoover, who championed social causes such as Girl Scouting, and made history by speaking on the radio as First Lady, but still largely avoided the press. And others, such as Lady Bird Johnson, were Political Surrogates who took advantage of their private political influence to affect policy by proxy. Activism through independent advocacy was only loosely associated with the role of first lady until one woman redefined the title: Eleanor Roosevelt.

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