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A Conversation with Cokie Roberts
May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $15
Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio, and the author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, will explore the incredible story of women in the Union capital before, during, and after the American Civil War.
In a time of great upheaval, she writes of the opportunities and risks that women in Washington experienced during that tumultuous era.
The presentation will take place within the rooms Clara Barton operated her Civil War battlefield operations and later her Missing Soldiers Office. As Roberts stated about Clara Barton at the July 28, 2015 dedication ceremony of the museum, “This tiny little woman played such an enormous difference in the country and the world, and continues to make a difference today.”
Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting. Besides Capital Dames, Roberts’ histories of women include Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies and Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. In 2008, the Library of Congress named Cokie Roberts a “Living Legend,” making her one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor.