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Read About Women’s History in Louisiana Cultural Vistas

March is Women’s History Month, prompting the LEH staff to take a look back throughout the previous issues of Louisiana Cultural Vistas, to the contributions of women scholars, photographers, artists, educators, and historiansFrom Gwendolyn Midlo Hall’s groundbreaking scholarship on the history of enslaved people, to fiction from Pulitzer Prize winner Shirley Ann Grau, women contributors have presented a deep and broad spectrum of topics.

Deborah Luster and Chandra McCormick, among others, brought forward the strange beauty of Poverty Point, a decade before its sole UNESCO designation in Louisiana. Fast-forward to Gina Ferrara’s recent poems inspired by the Carville Leprosarium (they are beautiful), and Ginger Jones’ spotlight on LSU professor Sue Eakin, whose tenacious, decades-long research on Solomon Northup’s memoir resulted in the Academy Award winning film Twelve Years a Slave.

Read about cultural photographer Syndey Byrd, the pioneering Baroness Pontalba, and the history of womens’ suffrage in Louisiana. The comprehensive list may be viewed here.

To make room for new projects, we plan to move all back stock out of inventory by late April. We will then maintain only a limited number of archival copies. Order for your collection now!
Teachers, librarians, writers, historians, graphic designers, archivists, collectors, and all who love and enjoy reading about Louisiana’s colorful history and culture may purchase at the following rates:

  • Single copies: $7 each, plus shipping costs
  • 10 or more magazines: $6 each, plus shipping
  • 50 or more magazines: $5 each, plus shipping

To view back issue covers, click here. To order back issues, call 504.523.4352 or email Jan Clifford, [email protected].