It is 1964, and former first lady Jackie Kennedy is trying to determine her next step in life. As she struggles with this decision, she looks back on her life, reflecting on her feelings about becoming a politician’s wife, her fight for privacy amidst intense media scrutiny, her work to showcase history and the arts in the White House and, finally, how her husband’s assassination changed her life forever. In this historical portrayal, actor and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., brings the former First Lady to life, revealing the private woman behind the public image.
This is the first part in a 4-part series of "living history performances" on America's first ladies. Meet Louisa Catherine Adams on May 19, Dolley Madison on May 26, and Mary Lincoln on June 2.
Sponsored by the libraries in Littleton, North Andover, North Reading, Tewksbury and Shrewsbury.