DU Library Archives and Special Collections Presents a Photo Exhibit of Dillard’s Trailblazing Women at Dillard University

Friday, 31 March, 2017


NEW ORLEANS -"Dillard University Women: Trailblazers in Culture, Education and the Community is a photography exhibit presented by The Dillard University Will W. Alexander Library Archives and Special Collections that opens today, March 3 and runs until March 31, 2017.  The exhibit is located in the Will W. Alexander Library and is in conjunction with Nola4Women and the 300th Tricentennial celebration of the city of New Orleans.

WHO: The exhibit features 20 women who have contributed to the rich history of Dillard University and New Orleans, several include Dr. Ruth Simmons, educator and first African-American woman President of an Ivy League institution (Brown University); Brenda Marie Osbey, former Poet Laureate of Louisiana and Millie Charles, who pioneered the Southern University of New Orleans School of Social Work. The exhibit also features three young African-American women who are students at Dillard University.

WHAT: This display was developed to celebrate the important and courageous roles African-American women have played in shaping the city of New Orleans, while boldly confronting challenges and achieving victories as women of color.  

WHEN: Friday, March 3, at 2 p.m.  

WHERE: Will W. Alexander Library   

2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, La 70122


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