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Spring Membership Meeting

On Thursday, April 15, at 6 p.m., historian Catherine Grace Katz will present a virtual lecture on her book, The Daughters of Yalta The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War. This is the untold story of the three young women who accompanied their famous fathers to the Yalta Conference in Crimea in February 1945, when the Allied leaders—Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin — met to shape the future world order in the closing months of World War II.

Katz’s research on the topic began with her interest in the life of Sarah Churchill. An actress-turned-RAF officer, Sarah was devoted to her brilliant father who appreciated her astute political mind. She also made her mark on Coastal Georgia history with her impromptu wedding to British photographer Anthony Beauchamp at the Sea Island home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred W. Jones, Sr. in 1949.

Also featured are Kathleen Harriman and Anna Roosevelt. Harriman was a champion skier, war correspondent, and daughter of U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Averell Harriman. Roosevelt’s only daughter, Anna, was chosen instead of her mother Eleanor to accompany the president to Yalta. She had become her father’s most trusted confidante during his third term in office, as his health declined.

The Daughters of Yalta examines the complex relationships between these fathers and daughters against the backdrop of tense negotiations to secure world peace. A writer and historian from Chicago, Catherine Grace Katz holds degrees in history from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at Harvard Law School.

This virtual program is free and open to the public. To register, visit EventBrite. A Zoom link to the lecture will be sent the week of the event.

Details

Date:
April 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Online Event