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The Unsung Heroine Behind the New Deal (Part 2)

First female cabinet secretary Frances Perkins shakes up Washington

The only person in his administration FDR said he could trust without reservation was Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. The first women to serve in the US Cabinet, Frances returns to the Norfolk Senior Center on April 12. Come hear stories of her trials, trip-ups, and triumphs in the FDR administration during the 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 

Her role in developing and pushing through New Deal programs 

The impeachment attempt 

World War 11 nearly shreds her career

Gender bias in

 Bedeviling troubles with her husband and daughter,

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.

It is not necessary to have seen Part 1 of the Francs Perkins series to enjoy Part 2.

Janet Parnes of Historical Portrayals by Lady J will portray Miss Perkins.

Performance is free of charge. RSVP requested: 508-528-4430

Come at 12:15 to enjoy lunch (sandwiches). $2 charge Registration required for lunch (by April 8) Call 508-528-4430

Date & Time

April 12, 2024

1:00PM - 2:00PM


Norfolk Senior Center - 28 Medway Branch Rd., Norfolk, MA, 02056 28 Medway Branch Rd. Norfolk 02056 MA US

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