Photograph of Martinez Nursery court


Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center

According to a July 12, 1989, Times Picayune article, Martinez claimed to be among the first to sponsor carnival activities for her students. She said, "At Carnival time there were always pictures of little people who were kings and queens in the newspapers but nobody had a king and a queen for Negroes. I did it to make our children feel that they were really somebody." This is a photograph of the 1949 Martinez Nursery court.

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  • Title: Photograph of Martinez Nursery court
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Subject Keywords: Education, Preschool, Martinez Kindergarten School
  • Type: photograph
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by the Amistad Research Center. The materials in this exhibition are being made available for personal and scholarly research use only. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws. If you are the rightful copyright holder of an item represented in this exhibition and wishes to have it removed, please submit a request to reference@amistadresearchcenter.org including proof of ownership and clear identification of the work, preferably with URL.
  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: 1949
  • Collection: Martinez Kindergarten School records
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