6:00 p.m.: Doors open
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Program
How did George Washington view the presidency? What might he think of U.S. politics today? And what lessons does he offer for the challenges ahead? Historian Alexis Coe examines America’s first president in a freshly humanizing light. Her new book, You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington, documents the Revolutionary War hero’s reluctant acceptance of the presidency and his heartbreak over fierce partisanship and infighting in the cabinet.
Alexis Coe, Historian; host of No Man’s Land; author of You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington
Julian Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University; CNN Political Analyst
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