Betty Ford never imagined she would be First Lady. She grew up training to be a dancer, then became a Congressman's wife and mother of four children. When she and her husband were thrust into the White House in 1974, Betty was determined to be herself. She spoke honestly, candidly, and courageously to the press and to the American people. She lent her voice to women's rights, children's health, the American arts, and more. Betty faced her own health issues openly and with sincerity. As America watched her move across this unexpected stage, many found themselves in step with Betty Ford.
This version of In Step with Betty Ford was created for the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor!
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
The Only Plane in the Sky, written by award-winning journalist and historian Garrett Graff tells the story of 9/11 as it was lived—in the words of those who lived it. Graff draws on never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, original interviews, and oral histories to paint a vivid portrait of the 9/11 attacks. Reservations are not required.
The 2019 Canadian Election: Issues and Impact for Michigan
Panelists: Stephen Brooks, University of Windsor and Maryscott Greenwood, Canadian American Business Council
Moderator: Barry Rabe, Ford School of Public Policy
Join us for a moderated discussion on the issues and results of the 2019 Canadian election, and its impact on US-Canadian relations and Michigan. Sharing their expertise in Canadian and American politics and diplomacy will be moderator Barry Rabe, Ford School of Public Policy, and panelists Stephen Brooks, University of Windsor, and Maryscott Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian American Business Council. Opening remarks by Canadian Consul General Joe Comartin.
The program is sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.
Reception following program. Open Seating. Free.
Dawn of the Code War
Former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin takes us to the front lines of a global but little understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies. Today, as our entire economy goes digital, from banking to manufacturing to transportation, the potential targets for our enemies multiply. This firsthand account is both a remarkable untold story and a warning of dangers yet to come. Reservations not requried.