Three Civil Rights Icons Break Ground

Updated: Aug 30

Civil Rights Pioneers Leona Tate, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost continuing the work for the new Civil Rights Center in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans





Pictured (left to right) Civil Rights Icons Gail Etienne, Tessie Prevost and Leona Tate at Groundbreaking Ceremony of the new Civil Rights Center at McDonogh 19 Elementary School site in New Orleans 3/09/2020


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Known as 'The McDonogh Three' for desegregating the former McDonogh 19 school, Leona Leona Tate, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost broke ground at the school, now owned by the Leona Tate Foundation for Change, as it is transformed into an anti-racism center and affordable housing units. READ MORE





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