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The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

This course explores in five classes the legacy of Frances Perkins: 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; The Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark, Newcastle, Maine; and a conversation with her grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, which includes an overview of the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark. Suggested reading: Kirstin Downey, The Woman Behind the New Deal: The life and Legacy of Frances Perkins—Social Security, Unemployment Insurance and the Minimum Wage.


Instructor Michael Chaney is the Executive Director of the Frances Perkins Center, a position he has held since 2014. Guest lecturers include Dr. Christopher Breiseth (FPC board member); Charles M. Wyzanski (FPC board member); Sarah Peskin (FPC Chair); and Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall, grandson of Frances Perkins.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 9:30 AM until Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 11:30 AM
On Zoom.
Zoom link will be sent by email close to the start of the first class.

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Michael Chaney
Winter 2022
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You must be an active CSC member to register for this course.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 11:45 PM
Cancellation Policy:
A member may cancel a course registration up to 3 days prior to the start of class and will receive a course credit that can be used for a future registration. No refunds will be given.
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