Frances Perkins: The Unsung Hero Behind the New Deal, Part 2

Join us on Thursday, May 30th at 7 PM in the Marcy Room, for The Unsung Heroine Behind the New Deal PART 2, an historical portrayal by Lady J.

You can enjoy Part 2 without having seen Part 1 of the series.

The one person in his administration FDR said he could trust was the only woman in his cabinet: Frances Perkins. The first women to serve in the US Cabinet, Frances returns to the Stoneham Public Library to tell “the rest of the story”. Come hear stories of her trials, trip-ups, and triumphs in the FDR administration during the tumultuous years that encompassed the Depression, New Deal, and World War 11. Discover the stories behind topics that include the list of demands she presented to FDR before accepting the Secretary of Labor appointment; professional and personal repercussions of The Depression and World War 11; Frances’ role re New Deal programs; her near impeachment; the anti-immigrant movement, and gender bias and more. You will come to understand the reasons Frances Perkins is referred to as one of the most influential women of the first half of the 20th century.