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Make New Orleans Four Day

A National Holiday

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November 14th is New Orleans Four Day in New Orleans, Louisiana! On November 14, 2020, on the 60th Anniversary of school desegregation, then City Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen led the City Council of New Orleans to honor the FOUR Civil Rights Pioneers with their own holiday! Mayor LaToya Cantrell also honored them with the long awaited Key To The City!


This year, on their 62nd Anniversary, we launched a nationwide petition on The Color of Change platform. Our goal is to gather 1.4 million signatures in our mission to make November 14th NEW ORLEANS FOUR DAY nationwide!


Once we have collected all the signatures, we will deliver them to Congress and to the President of the United States via a modern day Freedom Ride by bus and by train from New Orleans to Washington D.C.

"The New Orleans Four were emissaries of justice and freedom. Turning the tide of hate in this nation and calling us towards the liberties enshrined in the United States Constitution." -- Alanah Odoms Executive Director ACLU Louisiana

Collect Signatures On Paper

Become a Petition Captain to help us collect signatures. All you have to do is DOWNLOAD the .PDF file print out as many copies as needed, collect the signatures and email them back to us! If you have questions or need more information please email at

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We Need Captains! 

Our goal is to collect 1.4 million signatures and organize supporters of the petition for the Freedom Ride from New Orleans to Washington D.C by bus and by train. 

We need our Captains to first help us promote the petition, get signatures & organize our freedom ride by doing the following:

  • Follow New Orleans Legacy Project on social media

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  • Repost our posts and tag your colleagues, friends and family 

  • Forward our emails to your contacts

  • Send out our text messages adding your name (It's (YOUR NAME) and continue with our weekly message

  • Organize with your friends and family to sign your school up to support the petition

  • Volunteer to be a Bus Captain for our Freedom Ride by registering at least 55 freedom riders to travel with us to deliver the signatures to Washington D.C.

New Orleans Four Docuseries Trailer

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New Orleans Four Legacy Project

New Orleans Four Legacy Project

Commemorating the Anniversary of Desegregation and the New Orleans Resistance Movement

Celebration - Tribute 3 Part Series  | 45 min Episodes  |  HD

Logline: Sunni Patterson hosts The New Orleans Four Legacy Tribute docuseries to honor and celebrate four little soldier girls and the powerful freedom fighters of the New Orleans Resistance Movement who moved before them and with them.


Synopsis: The New Orleans Four (Leona Tate, Ruby Bridges, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost) are the 6-year-old little soldier girls who became the LEGACY of the New Orleans Resistance Movement. As a part of the Anniversary of Desegregation, this docuseries tribute and celebration tells the story of the movement and how they became the youngest emissaries to execute desegregating schools in New Orleans.  On November 14, 1960, they became the first African Americans to defy the Jim Crow law of the land in the Deep South when they took those tiny giant steps to integrate white only public elementary schools. They rocked the nation and moved the world and brought it home for the first Freedom Rider Homer Plessy.

Directed by: Diedra Meredith

Hosted by: Sunni Patterson

Audio language: English        

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