THE WRITING ON THE WALL

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READ ON

Race and the Storm by Jelani Cobb

Cobb gives social and historical context to hurricane Katrina, reminding readers of "The Great Flood" of 1927.

 

Click here to read the article online or here for a student copy with discussion questions.

Post-Katrina, Graffiti Said it All by Claire O'Neill

O'Neill explores the photos taken by Richard Masrach, author of Destroy this Memory, a photobook of graffiti written after Katrina hit. The article includes a slideshow of Masrach's photos.

 

Click here to read the full article online.

New Orleans Hip-Hop Remembers the Hurricane by Sara Bonisteel

In her article, Bonisteel writes about how hip hop artists responded to the hurricane and paid tribute to its survivors through their music.

 

Click here to read the full piece.

HIP HOP RESPONDS

Georgia Bush - Lil' Wayne
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Tie My Hands - Lil Wayne ft. Robin Thicke
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Dollar Day for New Orleans - Mos Def
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Hell No We Ain't Alright - Public Enemy
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George Bush Don't Like Black People - K-Otix
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Get Ya Hustle On - Juvenile
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SCIENCE OF THE STORM

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