Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Are Katrina and Slavery Linked?
Exploring the Hurricane Disaster from a Historical Prospective
With some 20 million blogs now beng published, and tons of other Internet sites in existence, volumes have been written on the impact of Hurricane Katrina. If you think you've heard it all, think again.
Leave it up to the Village Voice to offer still another perspective on the crisis. According to the paper, a new book uncovers a correlation between the Katrina disaster and slavery. The story's lead (led) may say it all: "In addition to destroying lives and property, Hurricane Katrina may accomplish something worthwhile: washing away the illusion that the Civil War resolved the injustice of slavery in the United States. " Ward Harkavy reports.
Tags: Journalism, Media, Hurricane Katrina, History, Black History, Books, Louisiana, New Orleans, African American, Cuba