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Ten Years Gone

I did the right thing.

With all of the Hurricane Katrina memorial events taking place all over New Orleans on Saturday, I decided to photograph one. 781 more words

Ray Laskowitz

“Radicals on the Second Line: The Legacy of the Free Southern Theater in the Multicultural South”

A “Brown Bag” Presentation for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, February 26, 2014.

In late November of 1985 in the city of New Orleans, theater groups from around the country, artists, writers, community activists, and people from the neighborhood “took it to the streets” to celebrate the “death” of the Free Southern Theater, an activist theater group establi… 3,260 more words

One Endless Note

Usually I agonize over my blog posts to make them perfect, lyrical masterpieces. In these days leading up to the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, all the pretty words have abandoned me. 725 more words

Katrina: 10 Years Later

Ten years ago, over an espresso in a mall in Kampala, Uganda, I watched video of Hurricane Katrina hitting the shore. On vacation, I would catch glimpses of news between adventures–the pictures of the flooded 9th Ward, the tragedies of people drowning as the waters reached their attics, the horror stories about the Superdome. 678 more words

Katrina Dancin' in the Streets

Like flotsam and jetsam we landed in shelters and on doorsteps in places that other people called home – flopping on couches or floors and gratefully accepting the kindness of both strangers and distant friends. 340 more words

Should the streets be filled with second lines on a day marking a disaster?

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Second lines are second nature in New Orleans. The marching and the music even add life to funerals. But, should the streets be filled with second lines on the Saturday that marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina? 383 more words


The Valley of Silent Men

The first one. The first second line of the 2015 – 2016 season.

It happens to fall in the middle of my two weeks of Hurricane Karina stories. 548 more words

Ray Laskowitz