New Orleans Public School Desegregation Panel Now on YouTube

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of public school desegregation in New Orleans, the Amistad Research Center, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Louisiana Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice and the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas, presented a series of panels by participants in the school integrations, as well as scholars of the topic.

The Amistad Research Center is pleased to announce that the reunion discussion with Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost Williams, Gail Etienne Stripling, who integrated McDonogh No. 19 Elementary School, and retired Deputy U.S. Marshals Herschel Garner, Al Butler, and Charlie Burks, who assisted with the integration efforts at McDonogh No. 19 and William Frantz, is now available online via YouTube. Part I includes introductions and information about the panelists, while Part II includes the panel discussion.

The Amistad Research Center would like to thank the panel participants and the audience for an outstanding and informative evening. The Center also thanks Tulane University’s Instructional Media Services for preparing and hosting the videos.


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