Announcing Morgan Bissant’s Partnership with Comcast/NBC
Morgan Bissant was approached to illustrate Team USA Olympic athletes by Comcast/NBC this year and knocked it out of the park! She was also brought on to do a series of illustrations for their Black History Month series, which will be launching at the end of the week. Learn more about her inspiration for this image, and others, and stay tuned for a video about her work to launch!
In 1960, four little girls enrolled in New Orleans schools to begin court-ordered desegregation. November 14th marked the first day of first grade for Leona Tate, Tessie Provost, and Gail Etienne at McDonough 19 Elementary School, and Ruby Bridges at William Frantz Elementary School. This group is collectively known as the New Orleans Four. While the story of Ruby Bridges is widely known, Bissant wanted to highlight the McDonough Three and their contributions to American history. The sacrifices they made impacted her as a New Orleans native, and Morgan was afforded great opportunities and resources in school growing up because of their strength as children. For #BlackHistoryMonth she wanted to celebrate these hidden figures who desegregated New Orleans schools. Visit Voices of the Civil Rights Movement to hear from the women who blazed a pathway to equity in America’s classrooms at only 6 years old.