• Petitioned Mayor Mitchell Landrieu

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor of New Orleans, La.
Mayor Mitchell Landrieu

SAVE PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEW ORLEANS! SAY "NO!" TO DEMOLITION(AUGUST 2011). PML

    1. Phyllis  Montana-LeBlanc
    2. Petition by

      Phyllis Montana-LeBlanc

      New Orleans, LA

PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NEW ORLEANS' HISTORICAL TREME AREA IS BEING SLATED FOR DEMOLITION, AUGUST, 2011. 2300 DUMAINE STREET. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD IS THE OWNER. RSD(RECOVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT) IS THE APPLICANT TO DESTROY A PART OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE. I AM A FORMER STUDENT OF PHILLIS WHEATLEY AND IT WAS THERE THAT I BEGAN MY LOVE FOR WRITING. THE ENVIRONMENT WAS NUTURING. THE STRUCTURE(HISTORICALLY BEFORE ITS TIME) WAS AND STILL IS SOUND, EVEN AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA. PLEASE, SUPPORT SAVING PHILLIS WHEATLEY. PLEASE SUPPORT SAVING OUR SCHOOLS. PHYLLIS MONTANA-LEBLANC. BY SIGNING THIS PETITION TO SAVE PHILLIS WHEATLEY, YOU ARE STANDING FOR THE CULTURE, THE HISTORY, OUR CHILDREN. THANK YOU. THIS IS A CITY INITIATED DEMOLITION AND SUPPORTED BY THE RSD. MAYOR MITCHELL LANDRIEU CAN BE REACHED AT: 1300 PERDIDO STREET. SUITE# 1W30. NEW ORLEANS, LA. 70112-2125. 504.658.3310. This structure can be renovated/repaired and returned to a school facility to teach the children in the neighorhood.

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    • Rieki Heerkens TILBURG, NETHERLANDS
      • over 3 years ago

      respect voor historische waarden,

      zonder wij geen toekomst bieden

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    • Jessica Aidley SHOREHAM-BY-SEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      It is a shame that you should even be thinking of demolishing this iconic building which is internationally known, more especially as it is a safe haven in event of another hurricane/flood/breaking of the levees.

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    • Farid Noufaily HAMILTON, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      This is a striking piece of architecture... one that even in it's ruined state caught my eye on my last visit to New Orleans. A gem amidst a neighborhood that is in desperate need of a catalyst for development... this building can be just that.

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    • Penny Lewis ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Such an exciting and optimistic building - it's important that we keep buildings like so that we can better appreciate and understand the social ambitions of Post War USA and the architectural language used to express it. It must be possible to find a new use for the building.

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    • Nicole Howard NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a proud graduate of Phillis Wheatley Elementary School and this horrific injustice can't not continue!

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