C-SPAN's "First Ladies: Influence & Image" follows the life of Lucy Hayes and her influence on the 19th president, Rutherford B. Hayes.
Born on August 28, 1831 in Chillicothe, Ohio, Lucy Webb Hayes became a symbol of the "New Woman," in part for being the first First Lady to earn a college degree. While in the White House, she helped complete the Washington Monument and she brought attention to the state of veterans and the poor. And she attracted leaders in the temperance movement and the women's suffrage movement who sought her influence within the White House.
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