New Orleans
Neighborhood Portraits



"Hollygrove is one of New Orleans’ more recently developed working class neighborhoods. But with less than a century of history, Hollygrove has already been home to several major musical talents." (from The New Orleans Data Center)

** Interview text coming **

Sunday morning services at Level Ground Church

Pastor Daylon Taylor and Youth Pastor Xavier Raymond leading services.

Evelyn Turner, giving a sermon. She has worked in the neighborhood since before Katrina.

St. Peter's AME church was flooded in Hurricane Katrina and has been in a trailer since then.

Ursula with her granddaughter. Ursula's family are community leaders
who owned a bar in Hollygrove for several generations that catered to a more settled crowd.
Unfortunately, it burned down and has not been replaced.

A barroom that community leaders got shut down. It was the site of multiple shootings and homicides.

Kevin Brown (left) and other community leaders and residents would like to shut down
this convenience store, which has been the site of numerous shootings and homicides.
Kevin's father established a church in Hollygrove in the 1960s,
and Kevin grew up in the neighborhood and has run a community center there.
He wrote a dissertation about homicide in Hollygrove, centering on this convenience store.
The other men in the picture are friends of Kevin's.

Li'l Wayne's old house, or so they say ...


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