New Deal Pioneer Event at College of the Atlantic


Frances Perkins served FDR as U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933-1945, the first woman cabinet secretary and founder of Social Security.  Her family homestead in Newcastle, Maine was a source of reflection and rejuvenation for her throughout her life.  We were pleased to join with our friends at the College of the Atlantic to celebrate the legacy of Frances Perkins and share with guests the perspectives of contemporary leaders who have committed themselves to social justice and economic security for all.

Featured Speakers included:

Dr. Nannerl Keohane

Professor of Public Affairs, Princeton University and former president of Wellesley College and Duke University.

Kirstin Downey

Frances Perkins Center Board Member and author of The Woman Behind the New Deal.

George Mitchell

Former United States Senator

Shining a light on Frances Perkins' legacyFinally getting her due