Katrina: The New Projects

During my recent trip to New Orleans, I spent a night with my cousin Celia. The next morning she took me on a private Katrina tour, recounting her own experiences as well as what happened then and is happening now in our ancestral city. I’ve divided approximately 30 minutes of footage into topical segments, and will be publishing them one at a time. There’s a lot of information to absorb here. Much of it makes me very sad.

Note: Celia speaks of her “transplant kids”. She is a nurse, and at the time worked with children awaiting kidney transplants.

  1. The New Projects
  2. Xes
  3. Effects on the Middle Class
  4. Don’t Bring Your Kids Here
  5. Corruption
  6. The Effects on Communities
  7. 9th Ward
  8. Celia’s Story
  9. What Happened in the Hospitals

One thought on “Katrina: The New Projects

  1. Celia Krebs

    Hey ….. good footage! I suppose I meant to say that I had two kidney transplant kids who lost their transplants, not their lives. And I stated that there was a rift of sorts r/t the project which used to house more folks than the new ones will allow. Those law abiding, hard working folks who lived in the projects because they HAD to can now live in a safer environment with fewer gang-bangers and drug dealers …..

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