Author Doris Kearns Goodwin to Visit Meredith
Rain Plan: In the event of rain, the lecture by Doris Kearns Goodwin will be held in Jones Auditorium. Limited seating will be available in the Jones Auditorium balcony for members of the public, with overflow viewing available in Jones Chapel.
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time, Meredith College's Summer Reading Program selection, will visit campus this fall.
Doris Kearns Goodwin will lecture on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. in Meredith's outdoor McIver Amphitheater. Her lecture is part of the College's Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Presidential Lectures Series. This event is free and open to the public.
Meredith's Summer Reading Program selection is designed to follow the College's 2006-07 theme, which is "The Status of Women: Our Future, Our Responsibility." The yearlong series of speakers and events will examine the status of women from political, economic and social perspectives.
No Ordinary Time was chosen because of its focus on Eleanor Roosevelt's influence on the president, and the way she changed the role of first lady. Subtitled "Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II," the book covers the partnership between the president and first lady.
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