The Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans was Ground Zero in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The neighborhood was under 20 feet of water. Hundreds of people died.
While two-thirds of New Orleans residents have now returned to the city, the Lower Ninth is still a ghost town. Fewer than 1,000 residents live in what was once a thriving working-class neighborhood of 19,000 people.
Life is unquestionably difficult there, but there are also moments of profound joy.
Marilyn Joseph, a 66-year-old...Full Story