The “Lower Nine”
One of the worst-hit neighborhoods during Hurricane Katrina, the working-class community of the Lower Ninth Ward had one of the highest homeownership rates in the state of Louisiana before the storm. It was a tight-knit neighborhood, an interconnected community of musicians and blue-collar workers who had survival stamped onto their souls. Fats Domino was born and raised here. Civil rights changed the world here.
After the tragedy of Katrina, the television coverage left off this post-script: Through the efforts of residents and volunteers, of governments and charities, the rebuilding of this neighborhood is possible and still underway.