Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins Series
Tuesday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$75
Needham Community Education is collaborating with the Frances Perkins Center to offer a virtual lecture series this winter on “The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins—First Female US Cabinet Member and the Woman behind the New Deal.”
As Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945, Frances Perkins is widely recognized as a driving force behind the New Deal, most notably for the policies that created Social Security, the forty-hour work week, overtime pay, unemployment insurance, workplace safety standards, and a ban on child labor. This series explores Perkins’s life and work in five classes: Her Maine Roots and Early Career; The Woman Behind the New Deal; Perkins in the Eyes of Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., Her Solicitor at the Department of Labor; Jobs, Infrastructure, and Art in the New Deal; and A Conversation with Her Grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall.
The class will be held on five Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting February 7 through March 14 (with no class on February 21). The fee is $75. Register online or by phone at 781-455-0400 x5.
You can also view the Frances Perkins Center’s traveling exhibit at the Needham Public Library for the month of February.