LETTERS READ: The Janet Mary Riley letters

Thursday, June 28
6:00-7:30pm at Loyola University Special Collections & Archives
J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, 3rd Floor
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Admission free and open to the public.
Listen to it here. The recording begins about 7 seconds in after hitting play.

Though Riley did not define herself as a second wave feminist, by today’s standards she was a quiet, fierce civil rights advocate and tireless women’s rights activist.

The Janet Mary Riley Papers reflect Riley’s academic career at Loyola University as the first female law professor in New Orleans, …Much is dedicated to her successful efforts to revise Louisiana’s community property laws to give women equal management of the community with their spouses.” —https://loynosca.omeka.net/collections/show/1

These letters represent a side of Riley few would ever know. The evening features emcee Chris Kaminstein, Co-Artistic Director of Goat in the Road Productions (GRP), and Leslie Boles Kraus.

Janet Mary Riley
“Janet Mary Riley, Colored Portrait 2 ,” Loyola University New Orleans Special Collections & Archives, accessed April 29, 2018, https://loynosca.omeka.net/items/show/33.

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