The Frey Lecture series honors Tulane historian, supporter, and former director of Deep South Regional Humanities Center at Tulane, Sylvia R. Frey. This annual event highlights innovative, creative, and academic work focusing on the Gulf South region.
In her work as a Professor Emeritus for Tulane University, Sylvia R. Frey focuses 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 the opportunities for every female to reach their full potential in life.