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Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, and the Death of America’s Most Scandalous President
"Emerging from an emotionally traumatic early life, ambitious Florence Harding formed a partnership with newspaper editor Warren Harding, managing his career into the presidency. "The first publicly-declared suffragist First Lady, she felt a sense of public duty, making the White House more publicly accessible. She engaged with the press, was a radical animal rights activist, was involved in domestic and foreign policy, and advocated for women's economic and political empowerment and care of disabled veterans. Anxious over her astrologer's accurate prediction of the President's death, she was then whispered to have been involved in his demise. Preeminent First Ladies biographer Carl Sferrazza Anthony will reveal the story of First Lady Florence Harding's phenomenal rise to and fall from power.


History Happy Hour After Dark

Presidents and Prohibition: the Clandestine Cocktails of Warren and Florence Harding and Other Presidential Prohibition Secrets

Transport yourself to the Roaring 20s and imagine yourself at President Harding’s regular poker game as his wife tends bar, or as a guest at more refined parties as they serve Champaign Cocktails and Tom & Jerrys. Learn how every former and future president (except one) evaded Prohibition - everything from making bathtub gin to sneaking in booze via a diplomatic pouch.

Sep 17, 2020 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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