Memoirs of the Lower 9th Ward to be Unveiled December 9
Prospect New Orleans will unveil a new sculpture on the neutral ground between Andy and Flood streets at the 5400 block of N. Claiborne Ave. on December 9 as part of the Artists of Public Memory Commission.
Join Prospect New Orleans in celebrating the unveiling of the sculpture, "Memoirs of the Lower 9th Ward," from 4-8 p.m. The unveiling will take place at 4 p.m. followed by a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a musical performance by Herlin Riley at the Katrina National Memorial Foundation Museum. A second line parade will close out the night.
The sculpture by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun compiles 36 pictures of the history of the neighborhood from over 40 years. McCormick and Calhoun arranged the pictures to create the shape of a house. This sculpture symbolizes the Lower 9th Ward's Black homeownership and community bond thriving through decades of neglect.
This sculpture of public memory will be open for public engagement through June 2024.