Shannon Frystak is associate professor of history at East Stroudsburg University and author of Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924–1967.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 4
11:15 a.m. to noon
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times, volume 2 (contributor)
Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times, volume 2, highlights the significant historical contributions of some of Louisiana’s most noteworthy and also overlooked women from the eighteenth century to the present. This volume underscores the cultural, social, and political distinctiveness of the state as well as showcases the actions and activities of women who greatly affected the history of Louisiana in profound and interesting ways.
These essays on women at the forefront of Louisiana and national events include information about Sarah Morgan; Janet Mary Riley; Lindy Claiborne Boggs; Lucy Alston Pirrie; Appoline Patout, Mary Ann Patout, and Ida Patout Burns; Lulu White; Neda Jurisich, Eva Vujnovich, and Mary Jane Munsterman Tesvich; Carmelite “Cammie” Garrett Henry; Alice Dunbar-Nelson; Coralie Guarino Davis; Lucinda Williams; Rebecca Wells; Phoebe Bryant Hunter; Cora Allen; Sarah Towles Reed; and Georgia M. Johnson.
Contributors: Janet Allured on Janet Mary Riley; Court Carney on Lucinda Williams; Emily Clark on the women from Congo Square in New Orleans; Brittney Cooper on Cora Allen; Mark J. Duvall on Phoebe Bryant Hunter; Lucy Gutman with Shannon Frystack on Carmelite “Cammie” Garrett Henry; Emily Epstein Landau on Lulu White; Hellen S. Lee on Alice Dunbar-Nelson; Leslie Gale Parr on Sarah Towles Reed; Giselle Roberts on Sarah Morgan; Lee Sartain on Georgia M. Johnson; Sara Brooks Sundberg on Lucy Alston Pirrie; Tania Tetlow on Lindy Claiborne Boggs; Susan Tucker on Coralie Guarino Davis; Michael Wade on Appoline Patout, Mary Ann Patout, and Ida Patout Burns; Carolyn E. Ware on Neda Jurisich, Eva Vujnovich, and Mary Jane Munsterman Tesvich; Beth Willinger on the New Orleans Christian Woman’s Exchange; Mary Ann Wilson on Rebecca Wells.
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