Loading Events


Sixth & I

Cokie Roberts

Dec 14, 2016 • 7:00 pm ET
  • This event has passed.

“History looks very different when seen through the eyes of women,” says bestselling author and longtime ABC and NPR political analyst Cokie Roberts.

In her bestselling book, Ladies of Liberty, Roberts explored the important role women played in shaping our country, citing the women who helped pave the way for other powerful women in politics and for Hillary Clinton to be the first female presidential nominee.

With her new book of the same title, Roberts adapts her account of courageous, inventive, and inspiring women for a younger audience. With heroines ranging from explorer Sacagawea to poet Lucy Terry Prince, Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of the women who created the framework for our current society, paired with illustrations.

Other courageous women featured include first lady Louisa Catherine Adams, Judith Sargent Murray, Isabella Graham, Elizabeth Bayley Seton, and Rebecca Gratz, among others. These women added to the culture as writers and educators, shaping society as reformers and activists, serving in political and diplomatic circles, and expanding the nation as settlers and seekers.

In a conversation geared toward adults but also open to children, Roberts will share vignettes of daring, outspoken, and resourceful women to highlight why it’s so critical for women and girls to know about the achievements of the women who came before.

In her more than forty years in broadcasting, Roberts has won numerous awards, including three Emmys. In 2008, the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend.” Roberts is the author of the New York Times bestsellers We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters, Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, and, with her husband, the journalist Steven V. Roberts, From This Day Forward and Our Haggadah. Book signing to follow.

More Info: Twitter