Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Ogden Museum of Southern Art - 925 Camp St.
Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant raised in New Orleans’ French Quarter, was one of the estimated 1000 women who secretly served as soldiers during the American Civil War. Who was she? Why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous that she has been virtually erased from history
Actors and historians bring Velazquez' story to life in this beautifully directed documentary, weaving drama and animation with historical and archival material to unravel the mystery of this secret soldier in a riveting detective story about a woman, a myth, and the politics of national memory.
Sponsored by: Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Newcomb College Institute as well as Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Admission: See description
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors
Ticket Information: Admission is free with a Tulane ID or Ogden museum membership. For all others, museum admission ($10) is charged at the door. Please see website. www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ticket are available online at: http://www.ogdenmuseum.org/calendar/index.html
For more information contact Denise Woltering via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 504-865-5164
Additional information may be found at the event website at http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/
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