Day: September 10, 2005

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Underground Railroad:

A Few More Clues in Brooklyn By Danielle Douglas The heritage of The Underground Railroad signifies the depth of Black strength through struggle. The network=s mere existence speaks to one of Black America=s extraordinary moments in history, hence the need for the preservation of discovered safe houses and checkpoints along the route. Within New York […]readmore

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Tadia=s Story

I am Tadia Lynch. … I arrived in New Orleans on Friday, August 19 in the late evening to move into Loyola University=s freshman dorm, Buddin Hall.  I was so caught up in setting up my room and putting up home and family pictures of my mom, my sister, graduation, the prom and, actually, a […]readmore

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Tadia & Rose

I am Tadia Lynch. … I arrived in New Orleans on Friday, August 19 in the late evening to move into Loyola University=s freshman dorm, Buddin Hall.  I was so caught up in setting up my room and putting up home and family pictures of my mom, my sister, graduation, the prom and, actually, a […]readmore

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Surviving the Aftermath

Despite all of this, there were good people who tried to organize the crowd inside the Dome without the MPs. There were good men who defended the women and calmed down a lot of people.. And so many, many people, started to preach, started to pray, started to sing spirituals, as they held each other=s […]readmore

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Surviving in the Superdome

I am Tadia Lynch. … I arrived in New Orleans on Friday, August 19 in the late evening to move into Loyola University=s freshman dorm, Buddin Hall.  I was so caught up in setting up my room and putting up home and family pictures of my mom, my sister, graduation, the prom and, actually, a […]readmore

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More Survivor Stories

LARRY BRADSHAW and LORRIE BETH SLONSKY are emergency medical services (EMS) workers from San Francisco. They were attending an EMS conference in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck. They spent most of the next week trapped by the floodingCand the martial law cordon around the city. Here, they tell their story.    Allan Pulsifer TWO […]readmore

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Local Brooklyn Opens its Heart

Brooklyn, NY B September 10, 2005 C In the face of death, destruction and despair produced by Hurricane Katrina, a group of local community members in New York City launched an independent relief effort to fill the void the government and other organizations like the Red Cross have left empty. The Grassroots Movement Relief Effort […]readmore

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Life in the Superdome: Tadia=s Story

There were rumors of babies= deaths in the dome.  They were true.  Babies died.  Women screamed during the night that their children were dead or dying.  You could just hear the pain in the voices of these women screaming because there was nothing they could do for their children. There was a shortage of formula, […]readmore