Free presentation on Jackie Kennedy

The East Tennessee Historical Society and the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville will commemorate the 55th anniversary of the John and Jackie Kennedy’s 1960 presidential campaign visit on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Tina Santi Flaherty, author of What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons From the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, will give a presentation on the public and private life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis–her glamour and style, men and marriages, motherhood, vision, and courage.

The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound will also show vintage film clips of past presidential visits to Knoxville.

The event is free and open to the public.


Tina Santi Flaherty is the author of What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The Memphis native arrived in New York with $100 in her pocket and not knowing a soul and went on to become the first female corporate vice president of three of America’s largest corporations: Colgate-Palmolive, Gray Advertising, and GTE (now Verizon), earning her a Business Week recognition as One of America’s top corporate executives.

Her many awards and honors include an honorary doctorate from St. John’s University, an Equal People Award from the United Nations Decade for Women, and an Extraordinary Woman of Achievement Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Ms. Flaherty’s books will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.