American Revolution Symposium: Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts
Thursday, April 23, 2020Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cokie Roberts, Journalist and Author
Thursday, April 23 | 7:00pm | Auditorium
Cokie Roberts, named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress (2008), is one of the most esteemed and brilliant broadcast journalists of our time. A New York Times best-selling author, trusted historian on women in America and a sought-after political commentator, Cokie continues to be one of the most popular speakers on the lecture circuit today. While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals and even favored recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed and Martha Washington – proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might have never survived.
Individual Lectures: General $45 | Reserved $75 | Sponsor $150
Symposium Pricing: includes admission to all seven lectures, and choice between Wednesday or Friday entertainment.
General $325 | Reserved $500 | Sponsor $800 | Grande Sponsor $325