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African Descendants in New Orleans: A Visual History

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Crescent Thoughts II (Gutted Soul)

Augustus Jenkins, Jr., Crescent Thoughts II (Gutted Soul), 2007, linocut, Courtesy of the artist

Augustus Jenkins, Jr.'s Crescent Thoughts II and Winter Break are part of a series of linocut prints documenting the traumatic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans in 2005. Above all, the series celebrates New Orleans's African American communities, whose resilience, survival strategies and reliance on enduring cultural traditions, have been a key component of rebuilding efforts.

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