In the process of being demolished

There is a lot of history being lost in New Orleans, Johnson Lockett is the School that “Ruby Bridges”: attended before the integration of Frantz. Generations of “Ruby Bridges” were educated at this school, as well as serving as a Neighborhood institution.

Watching the destruction of this historical landmark as well as the waste of reusable resources seems callous and ignorant as to the value of a cultural icon in the rebuilding of a Neighborhood.

To paraphrase..those who ignore History are destined to repeat it.

For other recent school posts head “here”: and “here”: and “here”:

This demolition also made me take a look back at the “Peck Hall”: demolition last year.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...