Katrina: Eyes Have Not Seen, Ears Have Not Heard: The Story of How an American City was taken Under Siege by powerful forces in Government

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Author House, Dec 3, 2008 - Education - 220 pages
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On August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast and destroyed the lives of many. It also claimed the lives of hundreds and a thousand more. Howerever, what was the most tragic of all was the next storm that hit the Gulf Coast: The Federal Government.

Many people turned to the government for help, but instead of an immediate response to this tragic event, their cries fell on deaf ears. They were told to help themselves. "If you can't help yourselves, then that's just tough." That was the message that was received by the people from the government.

During those faith testing, physical draining, and mental waining days, however, some people survived. At almost every glance, in some way or another, they stared danger and death in it's face. But, their will to live kept them going. Their testimony is present here in this book.

This book also documents the pains of poverty and the diabolic forms of racism that was used not only in the government's response, but also among some citizens that were sparred the wrath of Katrina. It also documents the struggle for those trying to rebuild their lives and the pain that continues from wreckless negligence. Despite the pain, this book attempts to document the great spirit of New Orleans and it's people that fight for their right of return.

The purpose of this book is to bring out the truth. It's purpose is not just to tell the testimonies of those that stayed, but to also break down what really happened at that time. So I end with this question: Was it the wrath of Katrina that destroyed New Orleans or was it something more sinister?

 

 

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Contents

Life before 8292005
1
Here comes Tropical Depression 12
20
Testimonies of the Young and Old
24
Did they break or were they blown up?
85
The Truth about FEMA
108
Where did all the money go?
140
Gretna O Lord Gretna
155
The right to return and the right to decide who can return
163
Part 2
183
Special Thanks
185
References
187
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

What more can be said about this young man? Gavin Richard is a charming, funny, gifted, handsome young man with something to share for this world. Born in New Orleans, LA., He lived there up until the events described in his new book.

This new book is also the first book that he has written. It was the culmination of a two year journey of sadness, pain and faith testing. At the same time, it was also a search for the truth and to raise new questions that hadn't been asked.

On his 20th birthday in 2006, he attended a march in Washington D.C. with fellow displaced New Orleanians. Instead of blowing out birthday candles, he marched in the cold weather to fight for his rights as well as those that couldn't defend themselves.

This was the beginning of that journey. This allowed Gavin the opportunity to express himself about the incidents that occurred during those fateful days. It allowed him to shed light on the injustices that came forth and racial discrimination that spewed it's head during those times.

Currently, Gavin is a graduate of Southern University. He has a BA in Political Science and plans to attend law school some time next year. There are no limits for him.

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