About The Project
This year marks the 60th anniversary of desegregation. On November 14, 1960 four brave 6-year-old girls Leona Tate, Ruby Bridges, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne made history when they became the first African Americans to integrate formerly all white elementary schools in New Orleans and the Deep South.
The New Orleans Four Project was created to celebrate and honor these courageous Civil Rights Pioneers.
As part of the New Orleans Four 60th Anniversary of Desegregation celebration, we launched this video message awareness social media campaign with a Call To Action Initiative. This campaign will feature video messages of thank yous, congratulations and inspiring personal testimonies dedicated to The New Orleans Four. Be a part of celebrating our beloved living treasures who paved the way and CHANGED America forever. Tell them your story and why you are inspired by their dedication and commitment.
Support New Orleans' First
Civil Rights Interpretive Center
The historic landmark McDonogh 19 elementary school building is scheduled to reopen as the Tate Etienne & Prevost (TEP) Center in Spring 2021. The renovated mixed-use facility will feature education and exhibition space dedicated to the history of New Orleans Public School Desegregation, Civil Rights, and restorative justice.
Our partners, the People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond (PISAB), will relocate its headquarters to the renovated campus and conduct its signature Undoing RacismⓇ workshops. The second and third floors of the historic building will house 25 deeply affordable residential units for seniors 55 and older.
Sunstar Gate Productions & Fish Pot Studios teamed up with the Historic New Orleans Collection to create the
New Orleans Four Legacy Tribute & Honors Special presentation. As part of this project the Because of You I AM video message campaign is a part promotional assets to promote and raise awareness about the New Orleans Four Tribute Special and New Orleans' first Civil Rights Interpretive Center
Sunstar Gate Productions
Who We Are
Celebrating a combined 20 years of experience Diedra Meredith and Luis Perez are a tour de force as founders of Sunstar Gate Productions. The company is a full-service event production and design company that provides solutions for project management, master planning, set design, AV, show runners, script writers, 3D CGI, red carpet production, design implementations, transportation, registration and total meeting management.
What We Do
Sunstar Gate Productions offers all of the essential services needed to create brand activation, live ground events, concerts, film production, broadcast and live stream capabilities, large scale, multimedia installations and with our new expansion and partnerships we are positioned to produce newsworthy large-scale attractions. We conduct our business with transparency and integrity, through excellence in planning, production and delivering in accordance with budgets. We are dedicated in providing our clients the most enjoyable experience possible. It’s the magic that happens behind the scenes and begins months in advance.
Fish Pot Studios
Who We Are
From concept to creation, Fish Pot Studios is a one stop shop for all production needs. Owners, Josh Bagnall and Elsa Kern head up teams who specialize in Narrative, Documentary, Commercials, Music Videos, and Online Content. The facility offers 7,000 sq ft stage, 2,000 sq ft photo studio, and 10 production offices, includes gated parking. Minutes from Whole Foods and The Broad Theatre.
What We Do
Feature films, Live Concert film production, Web & Social Videos - Commercial for Broadcast - Event Highlights - Documentary & Web Series - Explainer & How-To Videos - Music Videos - Pitch Videos - Training Videos - Motion Graphics & Animation - 3D CGI, Scripting & Voice Over - Brand Identity Films