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Experiencing New Orleans Through Media - Visiting Maple Street The visit to the Maple Street Book Store was one of my first real introductions to the history of New Orleans. Walking in the neighborhoods of New Orleans – or walking anywhere in general, actually – gives one a different view of the sceneries than if one were to drive through the neighborhoods. The houses in New Orleans all have a distinctive flavor to them, and passing by John Kennedy Toole’s house on the corner of the street showed that even though he was this terrific writer, he was still somewhat normal and similar to everyone else....   [tags: New Orleans] 1760 words
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Evacuating New Orleans - It was September 20, 2003, my first evacuation out of the city of New Orleans. A hurricane was approaching, and my family and I needed to leave. The trip took approximately seventeen hours, which was much too long. Before leaving town, I needed to go the work for a little while. My job as Certified Nursing Assistance was my delay, because I worked in a 24 hour care unit on the ninth floor in Charity Hospital. However, some of things could not be avoided like setting up the hospital unit for incoming staff that were going to stay, and help discharging patients so that they could be with their families....   [tags: New Orleans, evacuations, ] 1267 words
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The Great American Victory Described in Robert Remini's The Battle of New Orleans -   Robert Remini tells the readers in “The Battle of New Orleans” that he wishes to educate his audience of the hard-hitting times our soldiers endured in this remarkable battle that made America the strong and independent country it is today. It is important to Remini to depict the heroic feats of Andrew Jackson “who became a symbol of what was best in American society” (Remini xi) because of his great leadership and determined heart. The Battle of New Orleans was a great victory for America, during the War of 1812....   [tags: The Battle of New Orleans, american history] 959 words
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Corruption in New Orleans Law & Order System in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Katrina Among the many awful side effects of major natural disasters corruption in the basic systems residents in the United States rely on is probably the most frustrating and infuriating. In the case of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 this common side effect was the most evident in New Orleans, Louisiana. From police officers to the court systems in New Orleans Hurricane Katrina caused travesties of justice throughout the city affecting all of the residents who relied and counted on their government to uphold their safety and rights....   [tags: Major Natural Disasters, New Orleans Coast]
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Supplemental Reading: Drowning New Orleans - Supplemental Reading: Drowning New Orleans A Scientific American article published in October 2001 and named "Drowning New Orleans" essentially predicts the large scale impact a giant hurricane would have on the area, years before Hurricane Katrina. Authorities at LSU's Hurricane Center and Water Resources Research Institute, and US Army Corps of Engineers lead a discussion of how Louisiana's coastal region is doomed to storm surges. A case in point is the deterioration of the Mississippi Delta, a triangular-shaped deposition of sediment, which works to mitigate flooding and damage caused by storm surges....   [tags: New Orleans Katrina Essays Papers]
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The History and Tradition of New Orleans - Introduction paragraph Things that you need to know about the city of New Orleans. This is the biggest city in the state of Louisiana. It is also known for jazz music. It has a basketball team called the New Orleans Hornet and a football team called New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has lots of things to see and to do. Like Mardi Gras it is a parade that’s held in New Orleans. I will be talking about New Orleans early settlement, traditions, culture, weather, lifestyle, closing, and works cited. Early settlement New Orleans was founded May 7, 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean- Baptist Le Moyne....   [tags: mardi gras, culture, french] 596 words
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The History and Culture of New Orleans - Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville Founded them isolated port in New Orleans, the capital of Louisiana in 1718. The original name was “Nouvelle Orleans” before it became known as it is today as New Orleans. New Orleans is in a desirable and challenging location for a city. The place known as the melting pot of a port town is situated between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. The French Quarter is the land between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain during the colonial time....   [tags: French, slaves, port] 986 words
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Rebuilding the Levees of New Orleans - Great cities are colorful, diverse, and enduring; the city of New Orleans is a gem. Rich in history, culture and natural resources New Orleans provides immense benefits to the rest or our beautiful country. In response to the documentary “When the Levees Broke” made by the notorious Spike Lee, we are faced with many tragic images; however there is never a question that the people of New Orleans are an enduring and kindred community in desperate of need of loving hands. Sharon Keating writes in her editorial “It's time for a nation to return the favor” Sunday, November 20, 2005 Times-Picayune....   [tags: When The Levees Broke, Spike Lee] 1102 words
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Pretentious Enlightenment in New Orleans - Smug faces, military uniforms, a strange marking, an open window and a shopping cart full of ill gotten goods; those are the objects that can be seen in the Banksy Street art found on a damaged building in New Orleans, Louisiana. On August 29th 2005, Hurricane Katrina, a category 3 storm, slammed into the Gulf Coast. In it’s wake, Katrina left a trail of destruction that killed over 1800 people and cost an estimated 108 billion dollars in damages, making it the most destructive natural disaster in US history....   [tags: hurricane, art, looters]
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New Orleans: Hurracaine Katrina - Magazines National Geographic (Bourne, Jr, October 2004) and Scientific American (Fischetti October 2001) as well as many newspapers had demonstrated the risks that would incur residents of New Orleans and surrounding areas. The New Orleans Times-Picayune even published in 2002 a 5-part series describing in detail the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina. Well before the hurricane of August 2005, experts warned that a hurricane of high intensity might create an apocalyptic catastrophe. In August 2002 all the experts had predicted that New Orleans could "die from drowning." In 2001, Professor Ivor van Heerden and his colleagues at Louisiana State University had developed models that predicted...   [tags: natural disaster, risks, contaminated water]
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Battle of New Orleans - The Battle of New Orleans 1815 The Battle of New Orleans was fought on 8 January 1815 in the area that is now called Chalmette Battlefield in Bernard Parish seven miles south of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The battle was fought between American Forces led by General Andrew Jackson and British Forces led by Major General Sir Edward Pakenham. The Battle of New Orleans was the final battle in a series of battles and skirmishes that lasted from December 1814 to January 1815....   [tags: Chalmette Battlefield, American History]
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Crime in New Orleans - New Orleans has always been a hotspot for crimes, historically having one of the highest murder rates in the country. New Orleans prolific crimes can be traced back to the 19th century, when New Orleans was expanding its ports and commerce; groups fought for power to control the revenue streams. Ultimately, organized crime groups and mafia families fought for control - of ports, types of commerce and groups of workers they could control. These fights led to assassinations, murder, and other crimes that continue to this day....   [tags: mafia, murder rates] 608 words
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Battle of New Orleans - In June of 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain for several reasons, the primary of which was the impressment of U.S. Sailors on the high seas for use in the British Navy. Once declared, the United States, under President John Madison, took the initiative and conducted a series of attacks into Canada resulting in the burning of government buildings. The British eventually repelled the attacks and took to the offensive striking at America and setting Washington D.C. ablaze in the summer of 1814....   [tags: American History]
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New Orleans: Welcoming Disaster - The mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, by Mayor C. Ray Nagin during Hurricane Katrina prompted many residents to leave. While for others, they found that leaving would be nearly impossible, if not completely out of the question due to the lack of transportation, money, or resources. In the aftermath of the destruction, individual citizens and families were stranded in the Convention Center, the Superdome, and scattered around the Gulf Coast area. Even hospitals became prisons to patients and staff in the disaster zone of New Orleans....   [tags: Emergency Preparedness]
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Jewish Music in New Orleans: A Look at the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars - On Halloween weekend, 2009, I had the opportunity to attend a major music festival in New Orleans – Voodoo Experience. Prior to this assignment, I had no intention of going to this event. However, as I began to piece together my topic and goals for this project, this became my best opportunity to experience what I have set out to understand. The purpose of this music-culture research report is to chronicle Jewish music in New Orleans – specifically the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars. I gave up the typical Halloween experience in order to seek out a band that seemed to be the ultimate blend I was looking for – a Jewish klezmer band that is distinctly New Orleans....   [tags: Music]
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New Orleans: Before and After the Storm - Everything from the citizen’s lifestyle to the economy changed after one of the most costly and dangerous hurricanes slammed into New Orleans, LA, on August 29, 2005. This hurricane is famously known as Hurricane Katrina, which slammed seven states on the gulf coast with violent winds and raging waters, New Orleans took the biggest hit. Over 80% of the city was flooded and there seemed to be no hope for a rescue or even a recovery. Amazingly, nine years later, New Orleans has almost fully recovered and is actually better now than ever before in some aspects....   [tags: hurricane, economy, culture ] 576 words
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Effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans - August 29, 2005 was one of the darkest days for the residents of the State of Louisiana. Katrina, a category 3 hurricane, ripped through New Orleans and the surrounding areas causing catastrophic loss of life and property. The federal government’s disaster response team, which was formed in 1978, titled the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (commonly referred to as FEMA) responded to the needs of the survivors. Unfortunately the Bush administration through FEMA showed gross ineptitude in its response to the disaster....   [tags: hurricane, storm, relief] 931 words
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Reducing the Crime Rate in New Orleans - Crime in New Orleans is treacherously high; it has been the worst year since 2004. The ordeal lies with trying to teach old dogs new tricks instead of doing the unattainable the justice system should focus on children who are still innocent and deserving of a better future. Kids need persistent discipline, but if their parents are sluggish on the matter how are they going to learn right from wrong. P.A.S.T. will help teach kids that the violence is nothing but history. The program will help children in any household setting because the program’s converge doesn’t have much to do with the children’s parents, nor is it optional....   [tags: P.A.S.T., Step Process] 1174 words
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The Battle of New Orleans: Jimmie Driftwood - Throughout history courageous, unselfish, sacrificial acts have described ‘heroes’ as unique individuals that served their communities above and beyond the norm. Song lyrics from the 1930s to 1970s have praised and denounced heroic actions found in songs by Jimmie Driftwood, The Battle of New Orleans (1936), and Mitch Murray and Peter Callander’s, Billy Don’t Be A Hero (1974) along with songs like John Henry (1870), John Brown’s Body (1861), and many others. Humanity craves heroes regardless of the culture or worldview people need to have something or someone to worship, admire, emulate, or detest; Joseph Campbell attempts and succeeds in describing in detail the arduous journey one must su...   [tags: heroes, trials, god]
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New Orleans: Jazz and Gobbledygooky Cook - On some days, my favorite thing to do is stroll the streets of the New Orleans French Quarter as street musicians’ jazzy chord voicings pull me in. On others, I prefer to sit in an eighteenth century concert hall in Vienna while an orchestra and a pianist perform a concerto with the richness and vibrancy that Mozart intended. And sometimes, I can’t help but melt into “Imagine” as John Lennon sits beside me and sings his magnum opus of toleration and acceptance. All of these realities are possible every time I sit down at a piano....   [tags: piano, music, emotion] 522 words
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Creole Musicians in New Orleans and Jazz Music - “If you don’t feel it, you’ll never know it” – Louis Armstrong. Different kinds of music have been heard throughout centuries and the ever-changing sounds of music continue to appease mass audiences today and do not seem to slow down in sight. One type of genre that emerged in this case was the improvisation of black, white, and Creole musicians in New Orleans of what became known as Jazz. Jazz, which had international connections from Africa and European-derived music, emerged somewhere between 1890 and 1935 as a wide-ranging form of black expression of arts in the community, consisting of the blues and works of the spirituals....   [tags: music, audiences] 793 words
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Hurricane Katrina: The New Orleans Levee Failures - Most of the destructions from the events of August 29th 2005, when Katrina Hit the City Of New Orleans, were not only caused by the storm itself; but also, by failure of the engineering of the levee system protecting the entire infrastructure of the city. The years of poor decision making and avoidance of the levee system led to one of the most catastrophic events in the history of the United States. Throughout our research, we have identified three key players in charge of the levee system design, construction and maintenance....   [tags: Hurricane Katrina Essays]
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US Corps Preventing Floods & Hurricanes in New Orleans - Introduction In settling the area of New Orleans, the French built on high ground with a natural levee made of silt from the river. The French built levees to protect from river flooding. Landowners continued to build levees. The coastal swamp acted as a natural buffer against storms. With recurrent flooding on the Mississippi, Congress created the Mississippi River Commission. The Army Corps of Engineers were put in control. The Corps did not really have any flood experience and decided levees would be enough to control the river....   [tags: Engineering, Branch Method]
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Cleaning Up The New Orleans Police Department - There has been a lot of scrutiny directed towards the New Orleans Police Department and the role the department plays regarding racial profiling, discrimination, and also using excessive force along with conducting illegal searches of individuals and their property. The United States Department of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez all played a role in the overhaul of the department that has been plagued for years by concern over excessive use of force, corruption, and racial discrimination (Frieden)....   [tags: racial profiling, use of excessive force]
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Competitive Instinct: New Orleans Saints Bounty Scandal - ... The assistant head coach was suspended for 6 games and fined $100,000. Also their were four players who got suspended by the league but only one player got suspended for the entire season and that was Linebacker Johnathon Vilma. Even though the Saints appealed the suspensions of the GM and the coaches they all got denied and all the rulings stayed. The players however also appealed in which they won and were reinstated but after 1 game the commissioner appealed and all the suspensions were reinstated to the players....   [tags: NFL scandals]
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Levee Break during Hurricanes in New Orleans - Louisiana is known for being an area prone to hurricanes, and millions of dollars of damage have been caused in this state almost every year. A major concern for a way to prevent future and major damage then started in the early 2000’s. The levees were designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and they had to decide how to build these levees to withstand hurricane forces. Although they were built for hurricane forces, it could not stand up to Katrina in 2005, when they broke and flooded the entire city....   [tags: levee, hurricane katrina, louisiana]
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Development of New Orleans - The plan for New Orleans may have been issued in 1718, but it took three nations, many wars, and 85 years for the trading colony near the mouth of the Mississippi river to develop from an unfavorable plot of land into one of the main cultural melting pots in the new world. The story of New Orleans began with the French in need of a new source of income to compensate for the losses to the treasure from war with England. Louis XIV hoped that the New World's colonies would be that cash cow they needed....   [tags: American History] 1439 words
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BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - The battle of New Orleans was a significant battle in the war of 1812. It was a crushing defeat for the British, increased patriotism, and Andrew Jackson emerged an American hero. The United States acquired the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803, thereby gaining control of the Mississippi River, and its watershed at the golf of Mexico. The U.S. government realized how important this was and its potential of becoming a great trading post. By 1812 this area called New Orleans grew as expected in size and importance....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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West Bank vs East Bank - The two areas that contain and surround the city of New Orleans are known to the residents of the southern Louisiana as the west bank and the east bank. The two locations have their own unique way of celebrating the famous holiday of Mardi Gras. Though the two areas differ in the people who attend their parades and size of their parades; they are similar in their style of celebration. The majority of people who attend Mardi Gras parades on the west bank are often different from the majority of people who attend Mardi Gras parades on the east bank....   [tags: New Orleans] 509 words
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New Orleans - New Orleans      In a country containing so much diversity and history, it is practically impossible to locate one city which embodies American diversity. A colony started by the French was the first area to fully integrate culture and religion. The city of New Orleans, now prosperous from its diversity, epitomizes the "American Melting Pot". It is complicated to relate such different backgrounds, but with an overview of history, culture, religion, and integration on a small scale, a reader is capable of applying the values to the American culture as a whole....   [tags: American Melting Pot] 2973 words
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New Orleans - Before The Civil War - New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the Mississippi, which is 177 km (110 mi) downstream....   [tags: essays research papers] 2665 words
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A Program Directed at Afrincan-American Youth in New Orleans Critiqued - Statistics About the Problem Louisiana is a state that is known for its diverse population totaling 4,533,372 men women and children of all different races and ages. The age and race this paper pertains to is that ranging from the age of 15 to 24, and the race would be African American males. According to latest statistical information approximately 334,987 African-American males between the ages of 15 and 24 live in the state of Louisiana which represents 7.3894% of the total African-American population, which is 1,452,396 African-Americans, residing the state of Louisiana (U.S....   [tags: sectorized crime rate and violence]
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The Bias and Suffering after Hurricane Katrina: Trouble The Water, and Zeitoun - In the late summer of 2005, a terrible tragedy occurred that changed the lives of many in the south-east region of the United States. A Category 3, named storm, named Hurricane Katrina, hit the Gulf Coast on the 29th of August and led to the death of 1,836 and millions of dollars’ worth of damage (Waple 2005). The majority of the damage occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana. Waple writes in her article that winds “gusted over 100 mph in New Orleans, just west of the eye” (Waple 2005). Not only was the majority of the damage due to the direct catastrophes of the storm but also city’s levees could no longer hold thus breaking and releasing great masses of water....   [tags: New Orleans, Inhumane Treatment]
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Tite Poullete and Madame Delphine: The Quadroon Balls - It is interesting to see how Cable became riveted in Quadroon balls which is best represented in Tite Poullete and Madame Delphine but in all honesty, they captured the essence in New Orleans and many underlining issues that were taking place during this time. The quadroon balls represented both good and evil in many aspects, on a positive note they were a form of entertainment that reflected the unique culture of New Orleans. Here you have a unique City where all races and cultures merge, Cable called it a “Hybrid City” and to completely capture how the city became just that, would require a book but to some it up quickly, New Orleans, before it was sold to the united states was Founded by...   [tags: new orleans, sexual context] 1925 words
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Personal Experience: Home is Where the Heart Is - I was first introduced to the scenic, exotic, and, unpredictable city of New Orleans as a seventh grader in middle school, at the young age of thirteen-years old. Going on a decision made by group majority, we settled on exploring the city for a weekend on a trip we made from our basecamp in Biloxi, Mississippi, our home at that time. I first traveled to the Gulf Coast from Boston, Massachusetts during the month of June, for three weeks. We were on a mission trip to help rebuild, gut, and or clean whichever home or field we were sent to after the disastrous Hurricane Katrina had caused ruin through the region, however, not that weekend, that weekend was for appreciation and sightseeing....   [tags: new orleans, woodwrights]
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How Swing Dance and Jazz Music Impacted America - My capstone project pertains to how swing dance and jazz music impacted America and the affects it had on the line of segregation during the time of the Great Depression. For many years the time and era of swing and jazz always amused me. Though they were hard times and people basically had nothing to live for, the fact that music, swing and jazz in particular, brought them to life, was a beautiful concept. Music and dance are two things that I believe gives people a reason to tolerate the adverse effects of the world....   [tags: great depression, new orleans]
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Hurricane Katrina: Causes, Effects, and Aftermath - Every year many natural disasters happen around the world. In New Orleans, and several other states, a devastating hurricane struck. High speed winds and major flooding caused many people to lose their homes and even their lives. Many people have heard of hurricane Katrina, but not everybody knows what caused it and the affect it had on the United States. On early morning of August 29th, 2005 on the Gulf Shore near New Orleans, a devastating hurricane struck. It wrecked havoc, demolishing anything in its path....   [tags: natural disasters, New Orleans]
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A Slothful, Gluttonous, and Patronizing Character in A Condederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole - ... When Myrna went to Ignatius’s house, she told him that he looked like he had gained weight. He told her that he has gained a few pounds by continuously lying in bed, which is a sign of his slothfulness (388). Ignatius is overweight because he is gluttonous. Patrolman Mancuso went to the Reilly’s house to talk with Mrs. Reilly about her accident. When Mrs. Reilly offered him doughnuts, he declined because the box looked as if it had been subjected to abuse. Also, in the bottom of the box, he saw two pieces of doughnut out of which the jelly had been sucked (39)....   [tags: overweight, new orleans, expensive] 543 words
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Drama of A Streetcar Named Desire is Tennessee Williams' Famous Play - The drama A Streetcar Named Desire is one of Tennessee Williams most well-known plays. Blanche DuBois seeks refuge in her sister’s home after the loss of their ancestral home, the Belle Reve plantation. Her little sister, no more than a year younger than she, shares her home with her husband. During Blanche’s stay, she attempts to escape her past, start afresh, and attract a new suitor to settle down. However, she is tormented by her aggressive, unrelenting, and honest brother-in-law who eventually destroys all her hopes....   [tags: new orleans, sexuality, suicide]
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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - In Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Stella and Stanley Kowalski live in the heart of poor, urban New Orleans in a one-story flat very different from the prestigious home Stella came from. This prestige is alive and well inside Stella’s lady-like sister, Blanche Du Bois. Over the course of Blanche’s life, she has experienced many tragedies that deeply affected her, such as the death of her gay husband, the downward spiral in her mental health that followed, and most recently the loss of her wealth and therefore social status....   [tags: new orleans, stella, desire]
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History and Legacy of Jazz Music - In the 1920s, through the streets of New Orleans, a familiar sound could be heard escaping from the walls of the night clubs. The sultry saxophone solos and the strange scatting selections filled the air. The style was new and spontaneous. This new genre incorporated the styles from gospel hymns, blues, and ragtime, yet was completely different in its own way. The sound, with its new techniques that gave it a raw uniqueness, was able to capture America's curiousness, and make many fall head over heels for the new infectious sound....   [tags: Music Genre, New Orleans]
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The Probability of a Major Hurrican Hitting New Orleans - The Probability of a Major Hurricane Hitting New Orleans            Table of Contents Executive Summary     3 Introduction     3 Hypothesis     7 Analysis & Method     8 Conclusion     10 References     12 Appendix     14 Executive Summary New Orleans, Louisiana lies at the second lowest elevation among major cities in the United States. It is a city surrounded by water, making it almost like an island. To counter this dangerous combination of the low elevation along with the lakes, rivers and swamps surrounding it, the Army Corps of Engineers built a series of levees around the city to foster its protection....   [tags: essays research papers] 2934 words
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Ellen Degeneres´ Commencement Speech in Tulane University, 2009 - Ellen DeGeneres Commencement Speech 2009 Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans in 2005. Everyone at Tulane University had an uncertainty if they would be able to regain back their future. It was an obstacle for the students to overcome, but they later on prevailed and attended their graduation. Being a comedian you wouldn’t expect someone to give such a wonderful commencement speech. The guest speaker for the Katrina class of 2009 at Tulane University was Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen gives a speech that not only acknowledges the class’s achievements but inspires them to be greater....   [tags: Graduates, Show Host, New Orleans] 650 words
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Louis Armstrong and His Music - Louis Armstrong and His Music “The essence of jazz- making something new out of something old, making something personal out of something shared- has no finer exemplar than Armstrong.” (Hasse par. 3) During the 1920’s a young African American man, otherwise known as Louis Armstrong, helped create and represent a new twist on popular music. This music that became so famous and well loved today is also referred to as jazz. Louis Armstrong had a very successful jazz career performing and composing popular jazz hits in the 1920’s....   [tags: jazz, new orleans, scat music]
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The History of Hurricane Katrina - The History of Hurricane Katrina On August 29, 2005, the third strongest and biggest hurricane ever recorded in American history hit the Gulf Coast at eight o’clock a.m. The interaction between a tropical depression and a tropical wave created a tropical storm later referred to as Hurricane Katrina (FAQS, 2013). Forming over the Bahamas, Hurricane Katrina gradually strengthened as it moved closer and closer to the Gulf of Mexico. Recorded on August 28th, 2005, Katrina jumped from a category three storm to a category five storm with maximum sustained winds up to 160 miles per hour....   [tags: Natural Disaster, Hurricane, New Orleans]
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The Goals of Community Organizing - ... 19). Social work education would need to focus more of its resources and attention on communities and their needs, policy advocacy and the group work skills that are necessary to build grassroots organizations. Third, community organizing involves “mobilizing oppressed constituencies, developing indigenous leadership” (Gajewski, 2011, p. 390). Social workers are not generally interested in making themselves redundant. A factor contributing to this is what fundable activity can achieve. Providing post-disaster counseling is generally given priority because this is where the money is available....   [tags: New Orleans after hurricane Katrina]
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Les Gens De Couleur Libres, The Free People of Color in New Orleans - Shattered dreams. Broken promises. They were hung between freedom and slavery. They struggled to find a different kind of freedom and independency where justice has yet to exist and racism wasn’t just a part of life, but what life was all about. New Orleans New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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Louis, Duke, and Ella: Strong, Willing, and Fit - All New Orleanians have a favorite genre of music, and even if that genre is not jazz they still hold the greats of jazz music to the highest regard. Jazz music was born and bred in the south, which is why musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald are common names here. The average person knows that these musicians rose to achieve musical success and national fame. However, most people are unaware of how these musicians affected each other’s lives both directly and indirectly....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz]
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History of Louisiana - Louisiana, being a southern state did not have very many public high schools for African Americans to attend. In the Scotlandville community there has always been both public and private elementary schools. In the 1950’s there was only one available high school for people of color and that was McKinley High School. This lasted up until 1960 when Scotlandville Magnet High School was officially founded. During a meeting in New Orleans in 1879 members of the Louisiana State Constitutional convention chose to support the proposal of four black delegates....   [tags: new orleans, scotlandville, african americans] 933 words
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