When we think about Hurricane Katrina, the first thing that comes to mind is New Orleans. Well Mississippi was also affected by the monster storm in 2005, but almost all of the news was focused on New Orleans because of how devastating it all was. I remember saying that it felt like we were living in a third world country because of the devastation and the slow moving of FEMA.
In this episode of Good Morning Gwinnett I talk to author and researcher Dr. Ophera Davis. Dr. Davis has conducted research for decades. Her new book, Overlooked Hurricane Katrina Mississippi Black Women Survivors Resilience and Recovery analyzes the longitudinal experiences of group whose narratives have been obscured although they have been in plain view. She has published several papers on disaster survivors. Her first article on Hurricane Katrina was published in a Harvard Journal. She has given talks at academic conferences on her Hurricane Katrina project over the last 15 years on six continents.
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