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Wed, Jun 26


The Ebenezer Theater

Conversation & Book Signing with Author Anita McBride | “Remember the First Ladies”

Ticket includes copy of book and complimentary champagne.

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Conversation & Book Signing with Author Anita McBride | “Remember the First Ladies”
Conversation & Book Signing with Author Anita McBride | “Remember the First Ladies”

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

The Ebenezer Theater, 17 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601, USA

About the event

Join us for a conversation and book signing with Author Anita McBride, “Remember the First Ladies”

With Host, Debra A. Principi.

4:30 PM Champagne Reception

5 - 6 PM Conversation with Anita McBride and Debra Principi / Q&A

About the Book:

Their contributions are enduring. Their influence is profound. Their legacies touch our everyday lives. In Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America’s History-Making Women, communication, history, and government scholars and professionals Diana B. Carlin, Anita B. McBride, and Nancy Kegan Smith provide readers with an illuminating and highly personal exploration of the lives and legacies of U.S. first ladies.

Readers learn about the role of the first lady, from its origins under Martha Washington through its current iteration under Dr. Jill Biden. The book explores how first ladies have been uniquely positioned to influence American society, policy, diplomacy, and life in the White House. Profiles of first ladies bring their histories, achievements, and legacies to life.

Remember the First Ladies is a groundbreaking book showing the evolutionary role of first lady. It shines a light on the influential women who have broken barriers and made a mark on our country and, at times, the world during their tenures in the White House.

About the Authors:

Anita B. McBride is Director of the First Ladies Initiative at American University, School of Public Affairs. Her experience includes service in three U.S. presidential administrations at the White House and Department of State and as chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.

Diana B. Carlin is Professor Emerita of Communication at Saint Louis University and a retired professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas. She has taught courses on first ladies at three universities.

Nancy Kegan Smith retired in 2012 as Director of the Presidential Materials Division of the National Archives and Records Administration. She is co-editor of Modern First Ladies: Their Documentary Legacy and lectures on first ladies and presidential records. The three authors write and lecture extensively on first ladies and are founding members of the First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE).


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