Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: Julia Sweig, Betty Sue Flowers
Recorded March 18, 2021
Scholar Julia Sweig, in conversation with Betty Sue Flowers, explores the life of Lyndon B. Johnson’s most reliable and trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. With a sharp and often overlooked political acumen, Lady Bird advised her husband’s political career while simultaneously modernizing the office of First Lady in a rapidly changing American landscape.
Julia Sweig, a senior research fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin, is the author of Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight and the host of the eight-part podcast In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson.
Betty Sue Flowers (moderator) is the former director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and an emerita professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.
Member Price: $10