OLEAN — Author Kathleen Brady is scheduled to present “History Made in Chautauqua County: How Ida Tarbell and Lucille Ball Changed America” at noon Wednesday at the JCC’s Cattaraugus County campus.
The free event will take place in Room 308 of the Library and Liberal Arts Center and is open to the public.
Brady, a visiting professor at St. Bonaventure University in Lenna, has written biographies of both women. She was named a Fellow of the Society of American Historians for her book, “Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker,” while her critically acclaimed “Lucille, The Life of Lucille Ball” is in its fifth printing. .
Brady has also been featured on numerous programs on her subjects. On Ida Tarbell, a journalist and author who got her start at The Chautauquan newspaper, these include podcasts on NPR’s Money Matters series on Monopoly and on the History Channel. On Jamestown native Lucille Ball, it’s the TCM podcasts, a Fox Nation documentary and the American Masters PBS special.
With Brady’s work in history and journalism, spanning print, television and online media, attendees of the presentation are sure to learn something new about the influential women who shaped history. and culture of the United States. The conference is scheduled for Women’s History Month in March.
Brady is a former co-director of the Biography Seminar at New York University and a former reporter for Time Magazine. She has contributed columns to Newsday and other publications. Visit kathleenbrady.net to learn more about her.
This event is presented as part of the Lenna Endowed Visiting Professor Program. It is sponsored by JCC and Saint-Bonaventure University, and co-sponsored by the JCC History Department and the Careers in Human Expression Society and Community.