FALMOUTH—Eileen McNamara, author of “Eunice: The Kennedy that Changed the World” will talk about Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s legacy at an August 1 event sponsored by the Falmouth Museums on the Green. Larry Tye, author of Bobby Kennedy: Making of a Liberal Icon, will be part of the discussion, which will begin at 7:00 pm at Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive in Falmouth.
In Eunice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, reveals a woman ahead of her time and out of step with it. While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter was tapping her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movement of our time. With access to never-before-seen private papers, McNamara creates a vivid portrait of an officious, compassionate, indefatigable, devout, cigar-smoking woman who emerged from her brothers’ shadows and founded the Special Olympics on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
This event is partially funded by a grant from Mass Humanities, which conducts and supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy and other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life in Massachusetts. Admission is $10. Reservations are suggested. For information and reservations, visit museumsonthegreen.org or call 508-548-4857, ext. 10.