DU Alumni Dr. Barbara G. Thompson & Pearlie Elloie Filed the Lawsuit that Lead the Desegregation of Tulane University

Pearlie Elloie  & Dr. Barbara G. Thompson

Pearlie Elloie & Dr. Barbara G. Thompson

Dr. Barbara Thompson was an incredible person who achieved and inspired thousands of student during her life and tenure as a professor at Dillard University.

She is also a historical figure as she became the first African American woman to live on the campus of Louisiana State University. Dillard University Alumna Mrs. Pearlie Elloie and Dr. Barbara Thompson also ensured their place in history when they filed a lawsuit to enter into Tulane University as graduate students. This lawsuit lead to the successful desegregation of Tulane University.

Pleas click on the links and learn more about this awesome story of these two great ladies of Dillard University which includes our beloved Dr. Barbara Thompson  http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/093014_remembering-the-desegregation-of-tulane.cfm#.VcBIdKv0ckI.facebook

http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/upload/The-Desegregation-of-a-University.pdf

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