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The mission of FLARE is to create and sustain a network to promote and publicize research and education relevant to the contributions, lives, impacts, and lasting legacies of U.S. First Ladies.
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FLARE will be the primary association to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and outreach among scholars, institutions, First Ladies’ staff, biographers, archivists, journalists, and public historians interested in research and education about the lasting legacy of U.S. First Ladies.
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Accidental Leaders: Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan Speak Out on Breast Cancer

Accidental Leaders: Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan Speak Out on Breast Cancer

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FLARE sponsored a program highlighting the contributions First Ladies Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan made to awareness.

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October 26, 2021
1:00-2:00PM

Past, Present, Future: The Twists and Turns of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Quest to Put Equality in the Constitution

Presented by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Virtual Presentation (timed for students)

Tue
26
2021
October 26, 2021
7:00-8:00PM

Past, Present, Future: The Twists and Turns of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Quest to Put Equality in the Constitution

Presented by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

Virtual Presentation

Mon
22
2021
November 22, 2021
5:30-6:30PM

Abigail Adams and the “Reigns of Government”

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First Ladies Birthdays view all events

Fri
1
2021
October 1, 2021

Caroline Scott Harrison

October 1, 1832

Mon
4
2021
October 4, 2021

Eliza McCardle Johnson

October 4, 1810

Mon
11
2021
October 11, 2021

Eleanor Roosevelt

October 11, 1884

Fri
15
2021
October 15, 2021

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson

October 15, 1872

Tue
26
2021
October 26, 2021

Hillary Rodham Clinton

October 26, 1947

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Kristin Ahlberg

Maurine Beasley

Allida Black

Pamela G. Bourland-Davis

Mary C. Brennan

Paulette Brinka

Mary Balfour Calvert

Stacy Cordery

Erika N. Cornelius Smith

Susan Donius

Sharon Fawcett

Lewis L. Gould

Laura Gutin

Linda B. Hobgood

Edwina and Tom Johnson (Atlanta)

Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann

Christopher J. Leahy

Heath Hardage Lee

Anne F. Mattina

Lisa Hill McCubbin

Valerie Palmer-Mehta

Barbara Perry

G. Joseph Pierron

Lindsay B. Reynolds

Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Mary Stockwell

Larry and Louann Temple

Elizabeth Lorelei Thacker-Estrada

Courtney C. Travers

Tammy R. Vigil

Sharon Williams Leahy

Jeanne Ryan Wolfson

 

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