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History Bookshelf: Sara Fitzgerald

First Lady Betty Ford with Liz Carpenter & Elly Peterson (1977)

First Lady Betty Ford with Liz Carpenter & Elly Peterson (1977)

Lansing, Michigan
Saturday, March 30, 2013

On this History Bookshelf Sara Fitzgerald discusses her book, “Elly Peterson: 'Mother' of the Moderates” which recalls the career of the Michigan Republican Party assistant chairwoman.  Ms. Peterson, who died in 2008, supported the Equal Rights Amendment, was a member of the National Women’s Political Caucus and worked to block Phyllis Schlafly from becoming president of the National Federation of Republican Women.  The Michigan Political History Society hosted this event, held at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:21pm (ET)

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