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Leona Tate, Civil Rights Icon, Talks Modern Protest Movement

Archival newspaper photo from 1960 in low resolution black and white, showing Leona Tate as a child being escorted out of McDonogh Number 19 Elementary School by three federal marshals wearing armbands, while school staff watch from the doorway. In the extreme foreground, out of focus, are the heads of segregationist protestors.

It was Nov. 14, 1960 in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a 6-year-old girl, Leona Tate walked past a crowd being held back by police on horseback, broke barriers and made history.

"I still remember til' today was 18 steps we walked up and we entered the building," Tate told New York's PIX11 News.



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