Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Jackie Kennedy with Marian Strobel, PhD, William Montgomery Burnett Professor of History and Chair of the Faculty at Furman University where she specializes in Recent US History and American women’s history.
One of the most photographed women of the 20th century, Jackie Kennedy mesmerized foreign leaders and the American people. Her husband’s murder left her soaked in his blood and brains. At JFK’s funeral she held us all together, and her widow’s weeds became a symbol of our own pain. There is something mysterious and private about this very public person. Was she mythmaker of her husband’s legacy or shell shock PTSD survivor? How did America survive a decade of unprecedented political assassination and unpopular war? How did democracy survive the Revolutionary ‘60s? Let’s talk about it.
This event is NOT a costumed performance. Leslie Goddard will perform as Jackie Kennedy in the Chautauqua History Alive Festival (June 14 – 23.) Free event and parking.