First Ladies

First Ladies

The leadership and political possibilities that the position of first lady held were unanticipated by the constitutional convention that created the presidency. Nevertheless, from Martha Washington to Jill Biden, first ladies have been political strategists, formal hostesses, advisors, political surrogates, campaigners, and activists. We will examine how first ladies grappled with the demands of being first lady and exercising her influence in her own right.

This program will be conducted as a discussion, utilizing primary documents and Professor Amato facilitating the conversation instead of lecturing. Registrants are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions.


June 13, 2024 -
June 13, 2024
8:30 AM CDT
2:30 PM CDT
Pittsburg, TX
Region 8 ESC
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The Scholars

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty at Gardner-Webb University