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Online Lecture: The Woman Behind the Woman — Mary H. Rumsey & Frances Perkins

Program No. 24980RJ
Join us on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 1 p.m. (ET)/ 10 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about Frances Perkins and her work with Mary H. Rumsey.
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At a Glance

Join Carolyn Crouch, guide and founder of Washington Walks tour company, for a compelling online lecture on the unique partnership between Frances Perkins, America's first female secretary of labor, and socialite Mary Harriman Rumsey. Discover how Perkins' groundbreaking work on New Deal legislation, including the Social Security Act, was supported by Rumsey's innovative social strategies in a male-dominated Washington, D.C. This session highlights their collaborative efforts, showcasing how they navigated and transformed the political culture of their time. A celebration of perseverance, innovation and female friendship, this lecture honors their contribution to the foundation of modern social welfare and the significant impact of their partnership on societal expectations.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.
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Carolyn Crouch
Carolyn Crouch is the founder of Washington Walks, with a deep appreciation for D.C.'s rich history. After earning an MFA in acting from The Catholic University of America, her passion for walking expeditions took root. A scholar in English and art history, she also updates Fodor's 25 Best Washington, D.C. guide. Serving on the D.C. History Center's board, Carolyn's influence extends beyond travel, impacting the historical community at large. A New England native, she brings a diverse perspective to her work.

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Carolyn Crouch is the founder of Washington Walks, with a deep appreciation for D.C.'s rich history. After earning an MFA in acting from The Catholic University of America, her passion for walking expeditions took root. A scholar in English and art history, she also updates Fodor's 25 Best Washington, D.C. guide. Serving on the D.C. History Center's board, Carolyn's influence extends beyond travel, impacting the historical community at large. A New England native, she brings a diverse perspective to her work.





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