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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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Myra G. Gutin, Ph.D.

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Myra Gutin, Ph.D. is the Founding President of FLARE and a Founding Lifetime Member. Dr. Gutin is Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication, Journalism and Media at Rider University.

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Abigail Adams and the “Reigns of Government”

Abigail Adams and the “Reigns of Government”

Join Sara Martin and Catherine Allgor of the Massachusetts Historical Society who will discuss Abigail Adams and the "Reigns of Government" on November 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm ET.

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December 9, 2021
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Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

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January 13, 2022
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Jacqueline Kennedy at Home and Abroad

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June 2, 2022

NATIONAL FIRST LADIES DAY

National First Ladies Day on June 2nd commemorates the very first First Lady of the United States and all those who followed in her footsteps.

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December 18, 2021

Mary Todd Lincoln

December 13, 1818

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December 22, 2021

Clauda Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson

December 22, 1912

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