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As A Six Year-Old, Leona Tate Helped Desegregate Schools. Now She Wants Others To Learn That History

Updated: Jul 13

Tate plans to open an educational center in the New Orleans school she attended as one of only three black students in 1960.




Clutching a small purse, six-year-old Leona Tate walked into McDonogh 19 Elementary School here and helped to desegregate the South. Images of that November morning in 1960 are seared into the national memory: Tate and three other little first-grade girls in white dresses and hair ribbons walking into New Orleans schools, flanked by federal marshals and heckled by hateful crowds READ MORE




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