Amazingly, it has been five years since the Hurricane Katrina. Throughout this weekend you will likely see or hear news coverage on this tragedy. We have some resources in the library if you plan to teach about Katrina in classes this fall.
First, an interview by Kim Lawton for the PBS affiliated Religion & Ethics News Weekly, with the pastor and members of the First Baptist Church in Chalmette, the largest city in St. Bernard Parish. They discuss how their church has changed in the years since Katrina and marvel at the 3,000 volunteers who have helped them to rebuild.
To read the article: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/august-27-2010/katrina-five-year-anniversary/6883/
Here are a few books that might be of interest as well – all are held in the Marshburn Library on East Campus:
Brinkley, Douglas. The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. New York: Morrow, 2006.
Horne, Jed. Breach of faith: Hurricane Katrina and the near death of a great American city. New York: Random House, 2006.
Kilmer, Ryan P., ed. Helping families and communities recover from disaster: lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, c2010.
Marable, Manning and Kristen Clarke, eds. Seeking higher ground: the Hurricane Katrina crisis, race, and public policy reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.