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Director's Brief

I and the team at Sunstar Gate Productions and Fish Pot Studios are proud we have the honor of paying it forward in producing this landmark made for television event to commemorate the Anniversary of Desegregation and the New Orleans Resistance Movement. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the 60th Anniversary weekend was cancelled and the completion of the city's FIRST Civil Rights Interpretive Center timeline was pushed back to 2022.


On May 4, 2022, Leona Tate, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost made history again when the officially opened its doors of the Tate, Etienne and Prevost (TEP) Civil Rights Interpretive Center with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony  We will film this milestone and are in the final stretch to complete the project for their full circle moments in time!

In Solidarity,

Diedra Meredith -

Creator/Executive Producer/Director

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Watch The Teaser

Logline: Sunni Patterson hosts The New Orleans Four Legacy Tribute docuseries to honor and celebrate four little soldier girls and the powerful freedom fighters of the New Orleans Resistance Movement who moved before them and with them.


Synopsis: The New Orleans Four (Leona Tate, Ruby Bridges, Gail Etienne and Tessie Prevost) are the 6-year-old little soldier girls who became the LEGACY of the New Orleans Resistance Movement. As a part of the Anniversary of Desegregation, this docuseries tribute and celebration tells the story of the movement and how they became the youngest emissaries to execute desegregating schools in New Orleans.  On November 14, 1960, they became the first African Americans to defy the Jim Crow law of the land in the Deep South when they took those tiny giant steps to integrate white only public elementary schools. They rocked the nation and moved the world and brought it home for the first Freedom Rider Homer Plessy.

Thanks to the generous corporate gift from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Friends of The Little Rock Nine, The Tollette Family and New Orleans National Park Service, this project was made possible. The New Orleans Four Legacy Tribute is currently in production to air later. We've prepared a rough cut first look teaser for viewing.

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