On behalf of DOCOMOMO US/ Louisiana I ask you to 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. PML spoke passionately at Friday's hearing before the Historic District Landmarks Commission in defense of her alma mater, "If you tear down my school, a part of me dies with it."
We hope to gather more than 2000 signatures and present the petition to Mayor Landrieu and the City Council.
I'm so very grateful to Phyllis for coming forward and reminding me that there is still Hope.
This is truly our midnight hour.