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Lee Ann Rose as Mary Todd Lincoln

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My Image, My War
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March 3, 2021

How do you create a Presidential Image at a time of War? This was often the job of the First Lady. Hear from Mary Todd Lincoln as she justifies her decisions of decorating the Presidential Mansion, her fights with public opinion about her Southern roots and her reign as First Lady during the Civil War. What does the First Lady have to do to create calm in Wartime and be seen as the symbol of the Nation and women at War. And how well did Mrs. Lincoln succeed?