Carrie Martin High School, Plain Dealing, Louisiana, Bossier Parish

Carrie Martin High School, Plain Dealing, Louisiana, Bossier Parish, had a historical path  similar to other African American high schools in Louisiana where the founder,in this case Mary Eliza Burns, was not recognized for her contributions at the level of naming the school. The school ran the usual gauntlet of oppression of the African American student body in its quest for equality in the desegregation-integration cycle. The story is compelling with an origin in religious conviction, legal remedy and perseverance triumphing over the status quo.