In 1960, Yolanda Gabrielle, then six-years-old, attended William Frantz school from the time it was integrated on November 14 until December 14. After mounting pressure on the Gabrielle family by whites angered that they would defy the Louisiana Citizens' Council boycott of the desegregated schools, the Gabrielle family moved to Rhode Island.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of interviews with Police Chief Joseph Giarrusso, the Gabrielle family, and Mayor deLesseps Morrison as well as images of the community of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960 November (moving images)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of segregationist demonstrators protesting the integration of William Frantz Public School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960 November 29 (moving images)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of the William Frantz and McDonogh elementary schools after court-ordered desegregation, white demonstrators protesting integration, and a segregated cooperative school in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960 December (moving images)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of white women driving Daisy Gabrielle and her first grade daughter, Yolanda, to the newly integrated William Frantz Public School; white demonstrators protesting the school's integration; and cars parked in a parking lot in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1960 November or December (moving images)