Virtual Lecture Series - First Lady: Sarah Childress Polk

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Event Description

This is a virtual event that will be presented via Zoom.

Sarah Childress Polk devoted her considerable intelligence and political understanding to advancing the Southern planter’s agenda: small government, low tariffs, and states’ rights. She and husband James K. Polk saw eye-to-eye on political matters and functioned as a nineteenth-century power couple in their home state of Tennessee and in the nation’s capital. Their private and public partnership remained strong throughout Mr. Polk’s brief but effective Presidency. His untimely death in 1849 left her bereft but not forgotten, as the many visitors and well wishers to her home attest.  Elias Polk - Photo 1Elias Polk - Photo 1

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