Voices from the Margin: Sharing the Stories of Post-Katrina New Orleans

2005-2006
Faculty Mentor(s): 
Stephen Small (African American Studies)
Student Apprentice(s): 
Hillary Lehr

The purpose of this project was to provide a forum for (and archive) voices from Hurricane Katrina-impacted New Orleans. The summer research set the foundation for the fall course of the same name.

In June, July and August, the project members traveled to New Orleans, established connections with local advocacy groups, identified potential sites for writing workshops, and located elders who might be willing to share their stories. The project included oral interviews or poetry and writing workshops.

The apprentice, Hillary Lehr, conducted interviews, collected personal essays, and helped create a multimedia database of the project.