Drawing on two books, “Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times, Volumes 1 and 2,” Allured’s lecture will focus on three of Louisiana’s most notable, but lesser known, historical women - Dorothy Dix, one of the first “advice columnists” who worked for the New Orleans Times Picayune, Janet Mary Riley, the first full-time female law professor (Loyola University) in New Orleans and seventh in the nation, and aristocrat and business woman Baroness Pontalba, for whom the Pontalba buildings at the heart of the New Orleans French Quarter are named.
Allured, a professor of history and director of women's studies at McNeese, co-edited the first volume and contributed to the second volume.
Her lecture will illuminate how, despite their differences in background and class, each of these shrewd, courageous, dedicated and determined women acted as spearheads in their respective fields, embodying the Louisiana spirit.
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