THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Barbara Guillory Thompson
May 12, 1936 – August 2, 2015
“The women’s movement found little support among Southern black women, partly because many seem to fear that an active feminism would drive a wedge between them and black men.” Dr. Guillory Thompson, 1975
Educator and public servant. Led the desegregation of Tulane in the 1960s; one of the original plaintiffs in the lawsuit that led to the integration of Tulane University. Professor at Dillard University for 42 years. BA, 1957 Dillard University; MA, 1960 Louisiana State University (sociology); PhD, 1974 Tulane University (sociology).
Photo. Dr. Guillory Thompson, circa 1980.
More About Barbara:
- Barbara Thompson Obituary, New Orleans, LA, 2015. The New Orleans Advocate (legacy.com)
- “Dillard University Mourns the Loss of One of Its Trailblazers,” HBCU Buzz