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Join the celebration of overcoming, redemption and triumph!

On November 14, 1960 four little 6-year-old girls became the first African Americans to integrate white only public schools in New Orleans and the Deep South. This tribute is like no other because it is delivered by the descendants of Civil Rights Pioneers, indigenous culture keepers of the City of New Orleans and those who moved to New Orleans to serve in the fight for freedom.


This stellar presentation is a first for the city of New Orleans in the national and global conversation when it comes to Civil Rights and Resistance Movement across the country.

November 14, 2021 (New Orleans Four Day) marks the 61st Anniversary Desegregation and the New Orleans Resistance Movement. The city of New Orleans will celebrate the opening of it's FIRST Civil Rights Interpretive Center at the official site of public-school integration, McDonogh 19 Elementary School located in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans.


The building is now owned by Leona Tate one of the Civil Rights Pioneers who integrated the school. The center will be named after the 3 members of The New Orleans Four (Leona Tate, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost) who integrated the school on November 14, 1960 

Donate to the Tate, Etienne and Prevost (TEP) Civil Rights Interpretive Center today!