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FDR Library Presents Talk With Author Patricia Bell-Scott

Patricia Bell-Scott
Patricia Bell-Scott Photo Credit: Facebook
Author Patricia Bell-Scott will visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to discuss her book "The Firebrand and the First Lady" on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
Author Patricia Bell-Scott will visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to discuss her book "The Firebrand and the First Lady" on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. Photo Credit: Amazon

HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park will present an author talk and book-signing with author Patricia Bell-Scott on Thursday, March 3.

Bell-Scott will discuss her book "The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice."

This event is free and open to the public.

"The Firebrand and the First Lady" tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives and helped to alter the course of race and racism in America.

Drawing on letters, journals, diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts, and interviews, Bell-Scott gives us the first close-up portrait of this evolving friendship and how it was sustained over time, what each gave to the other, and how their friendship changed the cause of American social justice.

Bell-Scott is professor emerita of women's studies and human development and family science at the University of Georgia. Copies of Bell-Scott's book will be available for sale after the talk.

Contact Cliff Laube at (845)-486-7745 or email clifford.laube@nara.gov with questions about the event.

The event will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information about the Library or its programs call (800)- 337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

The library is at 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

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