Book club discusses Lindy Boggs’ memoir

May 27, 2010 at 8:23 pm Leave a comment

On Thursday, May 6, the Louisiana Women and Politics book group met to discuss Lindy Boggs’ memoir, Washington Through a Purple Veil.  The group invited local attorney and Tulane law professor, Tania Tetlow, to give the group an insider’s look into the professional life of Lindy Boggs.  As a Tulane undergraduate student, Tania worked as Senator Bogg’s personal assistant.  She relayed many personal anecdotes about Lindy’s career in Washington and her loyalty to her Louisiana constituents. One of Lindy’s most astounding achievements was her successful legislation to grant women the right to have the financial power to apply for credit and mortgages without a male co-signer. 

Most of the attendees had either met Lindy Boggs, worked with her, or knew her on a personal basis.  Tania ‘s description of Lindy’s work even after her retirement from the Senate made us all appreciate Lindy’s contribution to the women’s movement even more.

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