Course detail: The Generals' Wives: How the Military Shaped the Role of First Lady

The role of first lady has evolved over the years and each first lady puts her own mark on the position. The first woman to be the president's partner, Martha Washington, was greatly influenced by what she had learned during her years of being in camps with her husband. Two later first ladies, Julia Dent Grant and Mamie Doud Eisenhower, were also military wives whose tenure as first lady was also influenced by their past experiences as military wives. This course explores their biographies and how they enacted the role of first lady.

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Instructor Bio: Diana Carlin, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Communication at Saint Louis University and a retired professor of Communication Studies at KU. She has co-authored a book on gender and politics and taught courses on women as political leaders, the rhetoric of women's rights and communication and gender.

Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. 

 Session Information: OC24322F

Schedule: Every week on Monday, starting on 06/03/24 and ending on 06/17/24
Only 13 days left to register!
Times: 02:00pm-04:00pm CDT
In-Person : $50.00


Thank you for registering for this Osher in-person course. This class will meet at Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, 745 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS. We look forward to seeing you in class.


Name Additional Resources
Diana Carlin

Facility Detail

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County In-Person
745 Vermont
Lawrence, KS 66046

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $5.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 7 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.