The Historic New Orleans Collection will feature a lecture by Janet Allured at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, at their French Quarter exhibition space (533 Royal Street). The HNOC’s Voices of Progress exhibit will be open prior to the lecture, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Allured is a professor of history and the director of the Women’s Studies Program at McNeese State University. Her talk is titled “Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women’s Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950–1997,” and she will be discussing the late 20th-century women’s rights movement in Louisiana. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (504.523.4662).
Research regarding second-wave feminism often concentrates on activities happening in the northern US, but vibrant pockets of activism existed across the country, including the South. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition “Voices of Progress: Twenty Women Who Changed New Orleans,” Allured will speak about her attempts to reshape this narrative, challenging the notion of northern feminism’s centralized power by focusing largely on the grassroots women’s movement in the South, particularly in Louisiana.
Her talk comes in advance of her new book, Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women’s Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950–1997, which will be released in November 2016 by University of Georgia Press.