Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Screening of "First Lady of the Revolution"

Screening of "First Lady of the Revolution"

The public is invited to a free screening of the documentary First Lady of the Revolution on Tuesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. at Pebble Hill.  

While visiting an aunt and uncle in the exotic countryside of Costa Rica, a young southern belle from Alabama accepted a ride on the back of a motorcycle belonging to a local charismatic farmer — a ride that would propel her down narrow mountain roads and into history.

First Lady of the Revolution is the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, who fell in love with Costa Rica and the man destined to transform its identity. Her marriage to José ‘Don Pepe’ Figueres in 1941 led to a decade-long journey through activism, exile and political upheaval, and ultimately, lasting political reform.

The screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn.

For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah

 

Henrietta and Don Pepe on motorcycle

 

Last Updated: October 11, 2016