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Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare
August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Film Showing of “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare.”
This PBS documentary tells the story of Frances Perkins, who was appointed Labor Secretary by FDR during the Great Depression. As the first female Cabinet member, she helped forge the Social Security program, the federal minimum wage, the 40-hour work week, and ended the legal use of child labor. The film will be accompanied by a question and answer session with Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, grandson of Frances Perkins. Directed by Mick Caouette and Joe Paolo, 2019, 57 mins.