Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," an iconic image of the Great Depression. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division) (Dorothea Lange)

Dr. Linda Gordon, an award-winning historian and professor at New York University, will discuss the work, politics and life of one of the country’s cultural icons. Gordon, twice a Bancroft Prize winner, garnered the award for her “Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits.’

The lecture starts at 4 p.m. at the center’s headquarters at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. The event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the center and the National Women’s History Museum.