After Katrina, Residents Rolled Up Sleeves

Most people recall the heart-rending images of flood victims clinging to rooftops, pleading for help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina… Harder to remember are the grueling recovery efforts in the months and years that followed.

Tom Wooten, author of We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina, describes how leaders in the city’s Broadmoor neighborhood, supported by a $2 million grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York, overhauled their waterlogged library.

Read “After Katrina, residents rolled up sleeves” in the Harvard Gazette.