As New Orleans rebuilds, many people
are trying to resolve the city's history of crime and violence.
Louis Harding was working on this problem long before the levees broke.
Louis spent years trying to open a community center, The Marcus Garvey
Resource Center. In 2005, he was finally able to offer his first
summer program, then Hurricane Katrina struck and the center was destroyed.
Despite the setback, 72-year-old Harding refuses to give up on his mission
to combat poverty in New Orleans. While sorting through the debris
of his life, Louis discusses the importance of history, heroes, and self-esteem
in the black community. He explains how life for African-Americans
in New Orleans has changed in the last 50 years and why making his dream
a reality is more important than ever before.