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Lowell Lecture

The East Wing: Expanding First Ladies’ Impact from Jacqueline Kennedy to Jill Biden

Date & Time

March 25, 2024 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


John F. Kennedy Library
Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125
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Anita McBride, Barbara Perry, and Elizabeth Rees

Presenting Organization

John F. Kennedy Library




Kennedy Library Forums (, 617-514-1643)

Anita McBride, Director of the First Ladies Initiative at the American University School of Public Affairs and co-author of Remember the First Ladies: The Legacies of America's History-Making Women; Barbara Perry, professor and co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center and author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier; and Elizabeth Rees, doctoral candidate at Oxford University, discuss the evolution of the role of the First Lady from the Kennedy administration through the present day.

Food and drink options will be available for purchase from our JFK Café before this Forum.