Kevin Boyle teaches American history at Northwestern University. He is the author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age.
Posts by Kevin Boyle
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?