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Coming Soon: TSSW Trailblazers

Celebrating individuals who have made Tulane University a more inclusive and diverse academic community is at the heart of the Trailblazers initiative, and TSSW is honoring three vibrant women with a unique collaboration. As the first African-American graduate students to earn degrees from TSSW and among the first to graduate from Tulane, Gloria Bryant Banks ('64), Pearlie Hardin Elloie ('65), and Marilyn S. Piper ('64) serve as models for transcending tradition and breaking barriers. We are so grateful for their courage and perseverance and are elated to honor them with a piece of artwork created by the talented New Orleans artist Terrance Osborne. A documentary film will accompany the artwork, and both will be installed on the third floor of the School of Social Work. This video trailer provides a sneak peek into the story and painting.

Read more about this project here.