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Homestead Opening and Awards Celebration

Homestead Opening and Awards Celebration August 13, 2023 Opening and Awards Video Frances Perkins Center Board, Staff, and Guests celebrated the opening of the newly preserved Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark. The celebration honored outgoing Michael Chaney for his decade of leadership that oversaw the successful acquisition and preservation of the Homestead, making this

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2020 Garden Party Video

FPC Garden Party Sunday, August 16, 2020 5:00pm – 6:00pm EDT Watch a replay of the event https://vimeo.com/447947498? Inspired by Frances Perkins’ legacy, we’re rising to the challenges of our time. Each time she faced difficulty, Frances, ever a problem solver, would not merely carry on–she forged boldly ahead. In that spirit, we transformed our

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Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture 2018

DEBORAH PULLIAM MEMORIAL LECTURE JULY 12, 20187:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tomlin Perkins CoggeshallTomlin Coggeshall, grandson of former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, delivered the 10th annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture, entitled “Molly Dewson and Frances Perkins: Two Powerful Women.” The lecture took place at the Delano Auditorium at Maine Maritime Academy, Castine. Mr. Coggeshall

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Women And The Spirit Of The New Deal 2018

Women and the Spirit of the New Deal OCTOBER 5 AND 6, 2018BERKELEY FACULTY CLUB, BERKELEY, CA In collaboration with the Living New Deal and the National New Deal Preservation Association the Frances Perkins Center co-hosted “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal,” at the University of California, Berkeley. The gathering filled a significant

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FPC Garden Party 2021

FPC Garden Party August 15, 2021 Honorees included in this recorded event are Senator Elizabeth Warren and Dr. Heather Cox Richardson, who received the Center’s Intelligence and Courage Award, and social activist Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez, who received the Open Door Award.  Join us also in celebrating the Center’s receipt of a prestigious $500,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures grant program and

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Inaugural Homestead Day 2022

Be Ye Steadfast On September 18, 2022, many joined together virtually to celebrate our Inaugural Homestead Day and honor three inspiring leaders who are continuing Frances Perkins’ legacy by creating new foundations for social justice in America today: Justice Advocate Rev. Dr. William J. Barber; Historic Preservationist Monica Rhodes; and Former U.S. Archivist David Ferriero. 

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Awards & Honorees

Each year, the Frances Perkins Center honors individuals whose work in the areas of social justice and economic security exemplifies the spirit of Frances Perkins. Intelligence and Courage Award:The name of this award comes from a speech given by Frances Perkins in 1929 when she was New York State Industrial Commissioner, in which she pledged,

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Resources

FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal for America by Kathleen Krull, 2020 STEADFAST: Frances Perkins, Champion of Workers’ Rights, by Jennifer Merz, 2020 A Young Person’s Guide to Social Security Student and Teacher Guide PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL Columbia University’s Oral History from FP Cornell University

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Her Life

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE NEW DEAL Click image to enlarge “The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.” Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the driving force behind

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Staff & Board

Staff Board of Directors Advisory Council Staff Giovanna Gray Lockhart – Executive Director Lockhart moved to Yarmouth, Maine full time three years ago. Her national experience spans work in government from an advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York to national nonprofit leadership as a member of the Board of Directors for StoryCorps. Previously, Lockhart

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