“President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Seeks to Redress Historic Inequities”
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan includes a commitment to “Redress historic inequities and build the future of transportation infrastructure”. The March 31, 2021 White House press release references “$20 billion for a new program that will reconnect neighborhoods cut off by historic investments and ensure new projects increase opportunities, advance racial equity and environmental justice, and promote affordable access.” WWL-TV features an interview with CAHP Executive Director Dr. Raynard Sanders responding to the announcement, which specifically mentions Claiborne Avenue as a prime example of how “Too often, past transportation investments divided communities […] or left out the people most in need of affordable transportation options.” To watch this segment please click on the following link:https://www.wwltv.com/article/money/economy/president-bidens-infrastructure-plans-may-have-an-impact-on-a-new-orleans-expressway/289-b43dd936-75bb-4c28-830f-844a3c7a697d
CAHP Featured in Charisse Gibson’s Three-Part Series on Tremé for WWL-TV
As one of many strong community voices featured in Charisse Gibson’s important three-part series for WWL-TV “Treme: Death of a Neighborhood Survival of a Culture”, Dr. Raynard Sanders discusses the significance of Black-owned businesses along North Claiborne Avenue and the study put out by the Claiborne Avenue Design Team (CADT) that attempted to mitigate the devastating effects of the I-10 through Tremé, but which was ultimately never implemented.
The series touches on what was lost by the construction of the Municipal Auditorium, which opened in 1930; urban renewal and the construction of Armstrong Park; the displacement of Tremé residents after the failure of federally-built levees in 2005; gentrification; affordable housing; and most recently, the controversial effects of short-term rentals. The series features interviews with Al Jackson of Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum; Louis Charbonnet III of Charbonnet Family Services; Fred Johnson of Black Men of Labor & Neighborhood Development Foundation; musicians and bandleaders John Boutté and Glen David Andrews; and many others. To watch the series, please click on the following link:
CAHP on WWL-TV’s Great Day Louisiana
Thanks to Jacqueline Mazur and her team at WWL for their interest in CAHP. We hope that media coverage combined with CAHP Research Director Greg Beaman’s articles in The New Orleans Tribune will result in the community sending CAHP more photographs and memories relating to N. Claiborne Avenue.
CAHP’s ongoing campaign to collect photographs and other images will pick up pace, please don’t delay ~ we’re looking for all kinds of images relating to N. Claiborne Avenue: family photographs; photographs of businesses along the avenue; music fliers from clubs within the corridor, advertisements; restaurant menus (Irma Thomas pointed out at our recent CAHP panel that most menus were on chalk boards, but we remain hopeful).
If you have items but are unsure if they would interest CAHP, please feel free to drop us a line to ask. We will coordinate the digitization of these images at your convenience, traveling to you with a still camera or scanner so that the images never leave your possession. Should you wish, we will attribute your contributions within CAHP short film credits, under archival materials.
To watch the segment, please click on the following link:
CAHP on Fox 8
Thank you to Fox 8 and its team for profiling our work at CAHP on October 24, 2018. To watch this segment please click on the following link:
CAHP on WWL-TV
Thank you to Derek Waldrip and WWL-TV for profiling CAHP among other organizations such as Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum and the Claiborne Avenue Alliance (formerly Claiborne Reborn) in their segment “Claiborne Then and Now”, which aired on WWL-TV October 18, 2018. To watch the video please click on the following link: