Author takes look at post-Katrina New Orleans

Aerial views of damage caused from Hurricane Katrina the day after the hurricane hit August 30, 2005

Damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Scholar Michael E. Crutcher Jr. will discuss the current state of New Orleans. — Photo: Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

What does New Orleans look like, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina?

Michael E. Crutcher, Jr.

Scholar and author Michael E. Crutcher Jr. will deliver the annual Grace Holt Lecture Mar. 17.

That question will be considered by scholar and author Michael E. Crutcher Jr. when he presents the Grace Holt Memorial lecture March 17, sponsored by the department of African American studies.

Crutcher, author of the 2010 book Tremé: Race and Place in a New Orleans Neighborhood, will discuss the current state of New Orleans and Katrina-related issues that persist in the politics of race, urban affairs, criminalization and education.

The free lecture begins at 4 p.m. in the Institute for the Humanities, lower level of Stevenson Hall.

The annual speaker series commemorates Grace Sims Holt, professor emerita and founder of UIC’s black studies program.

For more information, call 312-996-2950.


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