Before and After the Eye of the Hurricane

Title

Before and After the Eye of the Hurricane

Format

Video

Subject

The effects of Hurricane Katrina

Description

This is a small presentation of Ms. Melissa Brown's telling of her life before and after Hurricane Katrina.

Creator

Kaitlyn Hearn

Source

My Nola, My Story via Youtube

Publisher

Mass Communications Department at Xavier University of Louisiana

Date

7th May 2021

Contributor

Kaitlyn Hearn

Rights

My Nola, My Story

Relation

My Nola, My Story 2021

Language

English

Type

Video

Coverage

A Digital Humanities Project by Xavier University of Louisiana's Mass Communications department students, led by Dr. Roberts.

Transcription

So, Hurricane Katrina happened when I was 16 years old. *laughter* stop. When I was 16 years old, I was a junior in high school, um had a lot of stuff planned for that year. Really, I was the topped rank 400-meter runner and jumper a- long jumper in the state. And I had to go to Texas. And that was like a totally different environment, totally different people, totally different way of living. Everything changed, and you couldn’t just come back home. It just it feels like everything you knew, you don’t have anymore. Everything you knew that was certain in your life, was uncertain. So, it was just a wake up call for a lot of people, including myself that things can change in an instant. For better or for the worse. That’s it.

Duration

1:02

Producer

Kaitlyn Hearn

Director

Kaitlyn Hearn
Date Added
May 7, 2021
Item Type
Moving Image
Citation
Kaitlyn Hearn, “Before and After the Eye of the Hurricane,” MY NOLA, MY STORY , accessed February 5, 2023, https://xulamasscomm.omeka.net/items/show/151.