The Frey Lecture series honors Tulane historian, supporter, and former director of Deep South Regional Humanities Center at Tulane, Sylvia R. Frey. This series highlights innovative, creative, and academic work focusing on the Gulf South region.
During her tenure at Tulane University, Sylvia R. Frey focused on U.S. political traditions and institutions, Colonial and Revolutionary America, as well as on women and religion. During her time as a graduate student in the midst of the Civil Rights and Women's Rights movement, her observations of race and gender lead her to later become a founding member of Nola4Women. The Nola4Women organization aims to promote opportunities for every female to reach their full potential in life.