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American Women Symposium

Image of Allida BlackAllida M. Black

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Thursday, June 19, 2003
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Panel One: Biographical Writings

Allida M. Black, research professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University, serves as director and editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a letterpress and electronic documentary edition of Roosevelt's political writings and radio and television appearances. In addition to several books on Roosevelt (including Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism), Black has published an oral history of the Woman's National Democratic Club and edited Modern American Queer History. She is currently writing a political biography of Eleanor Roosevelt for Oxford University Press and First Women: Power, Image and Politics from Betty Ford through Hillary Rodham Clinton, an assessment of the influence of first ladies on cold war politics for Columbia University Press. She is a member of the Arlington County Human Rights Commission and a director of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute. She teaches classes on United States political history and twentieth-century social movements.

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