• 1950's

    • The most economically viable African American area in the country. 
    • A natural promenade of over 300 beautiful oak trees. 
  • 1960's

    • Construction of the elevated 10 freeway 
    • The freeway resulted in the closure of 326 black owned businesses
    • Black Families were denied equal access to jobs, healthcare and other opportunities, a thriving community they belabored was now destroyed
  • Today - The Long-Term Impact

    • The area has not fully recovered
    • Life expectancy is this area is 25 years shorter than other New Orleans Neighborhoods

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