Black History Month: Elnora Robertson worked to desegregate schools in Natchitoches

Published: Feb. 28, 2023 at 7:13 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - During February, KSLA is honoring African Americans who have made significant contributions to the ArkLaTex community.

In the 1960′s, Elnora Robertson was the first Black woman to sign documents and file a lawsuit to desegregate the public schools in Natchitoches Parish. The suit was victorious.

The Voters League, PTA and community citizens then began meeting on what was to be proposed for the children and schools for positive change.