Please consider signing an online petition to save the historic modern Phillis Wheatley Elementary School which is threatened with demolition. This petition was started by Phyllis Montana-Leblanc. Montana-Leblanc spoke passionately at Friday's hearing before the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission in defense of her alma mater, "If you tear down my school, a part of me dies with it."
Unfortunately we have learned that there will NOT be a review before the City Council and an RFP has been issued for the demolition. DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana hopes to gather more than 2000 signatures and present the petition to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council.