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I, Too, Sing America

North Star



Genre: History, Educational

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985

Duration: 00:13:20

Subjects: BLACK HISTORY | Civil Rights | School integration. | New Orleans Public Schools | Education | William Frantz Elementary School (New Orleans, La.) | MCDONOGH #19 SCHOOL | BRIDGES, RUBY | Tate, Leona | Prevost, Tessie | Etienne, Gail


  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Stewart, Jack Interviewee
  • Tate, Leona Interviewee
  • Rittner, Lloyd Interviewee


This episode of the series "North Star" from 1985 focuses on the controversy surrounding the integration of the New Orleans Public Schools in 1960 by Ruby Bridges at William Frantz Elementary School and Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost and Gail Etienne at McDonogh 19. Please note the use of the “N” word at the 00:07:08 mark of this video. Host: Genevieve Stewart