Jordan Flaherty discusses "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six"

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 10/14/2010

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with activist Jordan Flaherty about his book Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six. The book has an introduction by Democracy Now host Amy Goodman and a preface by civil rights attorney Tracie Washington.  Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans in the years before and after Katrina. The book weaves the interconnected stories of Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, public housing residents, gay rappers, spoken word poets, victims of police brutality, out of town volunteers, and grassroots activists. From post-Katrina evacuee camps, to torture testimony at Angola Prison, to organizing with the family members of the Jena Six, Floodlines tells the stories behind the headlines, from an unforgettable time and place in history.

 

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