Lower 9th Ward Living Museum seeks to strengthen New Orleans community

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Ten years ago, the New Orleans neighborhood of the Lower 9th Ward suffered catastrophic damage during Hurricane Katrina and the flood that resulted from the storm. Its population is now a fraction of what it once was. The exodus not only decimated a community, but threatens to erase the history of this largely poor, African-American district which is rich with both community, and controversy. Making Contact’s Andrew Stelzer visited the Lower 9th Ward Living Museum, to learn how some are trying to preserve the lessons and legacies of the past.

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This report is an excerpt of special Katrina anniversary coverage produced by our friends at Making Contact. Visit them online at radioproject.org.


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