A.P. Tureaud Elementary

“It’s bittersweet, but what are you going to do?” asked Myra Jenkins, 31, as she picked up her 5-year-old twin boys from kindergarten at A.P. Tureaud Elementary, a school encircled in barbed wire. Built in 1939, the building’s art deco features are scarred and shattered. Inside, a handmade sign peeling off a door welcomes visitors but misspells the school’s name. The school received a “D” from Louisiana’s A-to-F grading system in 2013.

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Who was A.P. Tureaud?

In 1949, in Bush v. Board of Education, Tureaud initiated legal action that eventually led to the desegregation of New Orleans’ school system.

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