On August 18, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana hosted a continuing legal education seminar entitled, “Yet She is Advancing”: The 19th Amendment, New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878-1970. The seminar was held in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. Dr. Libby Neidenbach, curator of the The Historic New Orleans Collection’s “Yet She is Advancing” virtual exhibit, made a presentation focused on the New Orleans women’s suffrage movement and highlighted local African American women’s fight for ballot access. A panel discussion followed with Sybil Morial, civil rights activist and former First Lady of New Orleans; Mary Zervigon, former official with the Moon Landrieu administration and daughter of civil rights activist, Rosa Keller; and Dr. Neidenbach. The panel discussion was moderated by the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. To view the seminar, please select this link.
Friday, August 28, 2020