ALERT: Petition to save the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
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.