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Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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As the women’s rights convention was taking place in 1848, First Lady Sarah Childress Polk was wielding influence unprecedented for a woman. History remembers those women at the convention, but it has all but forgotten Sarah Polk. With her latest book, Lady First, professor Amy S. Greenberg brings her story into vivid focus as a remarkably influential First Lady, brilliant master of politics, and an important player in American feminism. A book signing follows the program.

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