Ruth and Rosalie: Friendships and Historical Process



The history of New Orleans and Louisiana in the twentieth century has been shaped, not only by the names writ large in history books and mentioned on the History Channel, but by many dedicated and brave women whose involvement in social and political causes revolutionized politics, education, and many other facets of life in the city and state. Two of these women, Ruth Dreyfous and Rosalie Cohen, are commemorated here for their work to improve New Orleans for its citizens.


Ruth Dreyfous
Rosalie Cohen


Newcomb College Center for Research on Women

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

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