C-SPAN's "First Ladies: Influence & Image" follows the life of Lucretia Garfield and her influence on the 20th president, James A. Garfield.
Known as “Crete” by those close to her, she was an educated woman, and believed in the rights of women symbolized by the Seneca Falls Conference of 1848 and its Declaration of Sentiments. Her interests throughout life included reading, painting and writing. Lucretia Garfield would spend some of the rest of her years after the White House ensuring a legacy for her husband by making their Ohio home an early version of a presidential library.
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