The Leona Tate Foundation Purchases McDonogh 19 School

The Leona Tate Foundation for Change, Inc. (LTFC) and its partner Alembic Community Development recently announced the purchase of the historic McDonogh 19 Elementary School Building located in the Lower 9th Ward.

The building is one of two sites in the 9th Ward where school desegregation took place in New Orleans on Nov. 14, 1960, when six-year old girls, Leona Tate, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost climbed the 18 stairs of of the historic building to desegregate the then all-White school. On that same morning, Ruby Bridges integrated William Frantz Elementary located in the upper 9th Ward. READ MORE......


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