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History Happy Hour: Betty Ford - Dancing on the Cabinet Room Table

Outspoken. Trailblazing. Indomitable. When Betty Ford was thrust into the White House under extraordinary circumstances, she refused to be silenced by her critics as she publicly championed equal rights for women, and spoke out about issues that had previously been taboo—breast cancer, depression, abortion, and sexuality.

Join us on Thursday, October 26 (6:00 pm ET) with Lisa McCubbin Hill, the NY Times bestselling author of Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer and producer/podcaster Alyson Holland for a lively, inspiring discussion about one of the most influential first ladies of our time— and yes, the story behind that iconic photo of the First Lady dancing on the Cabinet Room table!

History Happy Hour is a biweekly virtual program hosted by the White House Historical Association. Join us as experts weigh in on a variety of historical topics, share their insights, answer audience questions, and enjoy presidential-inspired libations.

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