Wednesday May 01, 2024

Frances Perkins Part 2: World War II Rolled My Career into a Ball and Threw it in the Trash.

In Part 2 of the 1958 conversation with Frances Perkins, she explains why her daughter turned into a spoiled debutante that didn’t want to work, her uneasy but loving relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt, and her greatest regrets after accomplishing so much.

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Janet Parnes takes overlooked sculptors of the American evolution out of history’s dusty archives and onto the stage. Audiences hear stories from Frances Perkins, Dolley Madison, Deborah Sampson, and more.



Frances Perkins has been described as one of America’s most influential women in the first half of the 20th century. Yet she sits in the back seat of American history. Thank you, Janet, for keeping her story alive.

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