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From the White House:

The First Lady and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Kaepernicking for Let’s Move! Active Schools.

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From the White House:

The First Lady and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Kaepernicking for Let’s Move! Active Schools.

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From the Presidential Libraries:

Betty Ford will be honored in the 2013 National Women’s Hall of Fame 
From the announcement:

“A groundbreaking First Lady, Betty Ford is often remembered for her candor in addressing the controversial issues of her time.  Shortly after she became the First Lady of the United States in 1974, Ford was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy.  Rather than suppressing the diagnosis, Ford courageously shared her story and inspired countless women across the nation to get breast cancer examinations.  In 1978, following a family intervention, Ford underwent successful treatment for addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.  She again used her story to raise public awareness of addiction, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center to treat victims of alcohol and chemical dependency.  Ford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991 and the Congressional Gold Medal, with President Gerald R. Ford, in 1999.”

Go Betty! (1918 – 2011)  
Photo: Photograph of First Lady Betty Ford Expressing Her Support for the Equal Rights Amendment in Hollywood, Florida, 02/25/1975
More — Betty Ford, a photo retrospective from the Ford Presidential Library
 

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From the Presidential Libraries:

Betty Ford will be honored in the 2013 National Women’s Hall of Fame

From the announcement:

A groundbreaking First Lady, Betty Ford is often remembered for her candor in addressing the controversial issues of her time.  Shortly after she became the First Lady of the United States in 1974, Ford was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy.  Rather than suppressing the diagnosis, Ford courageously shared her story and inspired countless women across the nation to get breast cancer examinations.  In 1978, following a family intervention, Ford underwent successful treatment for addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.  She again used her story to raise public awareness of addiction, and in 1982, she co-founded the Betty Ford Center to treat victims of alcohol and chemical dependency.  Ford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991 and the Congressional Gold Medal, with President Gerald R. Ford, in 1999.”

Go Betty! (1918 – 2011) 

Photo: Photograph of First Lady Betty Ford Expressing Her Support for the Equal Rights Amendment in Hollywood, Florida, 02/25/1975

More — Betty Ford, a photo retrospective from the Ford Presidential Library

 

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From the National Archives Presidential Libraries:

How She Wore It
This classic Chanel suit was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to a reception for the American National Theater fifty years ago this week (at right).
-from the JFK Library

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From the National Archives Presidential Libraries:

How She Wore It

This classic Chanel suit was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to a reception for the American National Theater fifty years ago this week (at right).

-from the JFK Library

Image description: First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a visit with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
View more photos from the First Lady’s trip to London.
Photo by Sonya N. Hebert, Official White House 

Image description: First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a visit with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

View more photos from the First Lady’s trip to London.

Photo by Sonya N. Hebert, Official White House 

Image description: First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the “Bunny Pokey” song and dance with kids in the Kinderbees Activty Room at Penacook Community Center in Penacook, NH on March 9, 2012.
Photo by Lawrence Jackson, White House 

Image description: First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the “Bunny Pokey” song and dance with kids in the Kinderbees Activty Room at Penacook Community Center in Penacook, NH on March 9, 2012.

Photo by Lawrence Jackson, White House