Byrd, Daniel Ellis, 1910-1984
Daniel Ellis Byrd, a native of Marvell, Arkansas, was a field secretary for the NAACP in New Orleans. He worked with African American attorney A. P. Tureaud on court cases leading to the integration of New Orleans schools. He also served as president and organizer of the NAACP State Conference of Branches from 1939 to 1948.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips in which a reporter interviews Orleans Parish School Board member Matthew Sutherland; white men meet in offices and outside office buildings; Louisiana attorney general Jack Gremillion speaks to a reporter; Louisiana legislators speak about court-ordered school integration; white demonstrators protest the integration of New Orleans schools; a white man speaks at a Citizens' Council rally; and reporters speak to several local leaders outside of district court in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1960 November (News)