Black Residents Plead for Help After Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 28, 2005, causing extensive damage in New Orleans and surrounding areas. City, state, and federal agencies responded slowly and unevenly, leaving around 100,000 New Orleans residents stranded in the flooded city. Due to the long history of segregation in the city, many of the hardest-hit areas were predominantly inhabited by Black people. Photographers captured desperate residents on the roofs of homes, or in this case, an apartment complex pleading for assistance.
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