Events at the Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum, 2020
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JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917 - 1956
-- Fredrik Logevall discusses his book, “JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917- 1956.” Logevall delves into JFK's early relationships, his formative experiences during World War II, his ideas, his writings, and his political aspirations.
The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III
-- Authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser discuss their book, "The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III." Joel Westphal, Deputy Director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, moderates the discussion.
Countdown 1945 with Chris Wallace
VIRTUAL --On September 2, 1945, with the signing of the Instrument of Surrender aboard the US Navy battleship the USS Missouri, World War II was officially over.
To mark this momentous event, the Greatest Generation Day Committee virtually hosted veteran journalist Chris Wallace to discuss his book, Countdown 1945. Countdown 1945 delivers a behind-the-scenes account of the 116 days leading to the bombing on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
Betty Ford and the Equal Rights Amendment
-- As part of the National Archives celebration of the 19th Amendment Centennial, archivist Elizabeth Druga and curator Don Holloway presented a virtual afternoon chat about Betty Ford's support of the Equal Rights Amendment. They discussed her advocacy for women's rights and how her personal experiences shaped the way she approached this issue. .