The State Library of Massachusetts invites you to our next author talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen McNamara, who will be speaking at noon on Monday, April 8, about her latest book, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World. To register, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/McNamara-SLM
As the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver changed the lives of millions of people around the world with intellectual disabilities. This comprehensive biography draws from never-before-seen private papers, including diaries, letters, speeches, and drafts of legislation, which reveal a legacy of social activism that began long before that of Eunice’s more famous brothers.
Author Eileen McNamara is Director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University and has been a journalism professor since 2007. Previously, she spent nearly thirty years as a journalist at The Boston Globe, where she won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and also contributed to the coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston. Ms. McNamara will be selling and signing copies of her book at the conclusion of the talk.
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