Moving To Da East: Stories From McKendall Estates
Kayla Fletcher grew up in New Orleans East, and she reviews the history of the area, her upbringing in the McKendall Estates subdivision, and her family’s roots in New Orleans. Denise Fletcher, Kayla’s mother, describes her childhood in the Lafitte Public Housing Development and how her difficult family life drove her to seek education, class mobility, and financial stability. The Fletcher’s view their home and close-knit community life in McKendall Estates of New Orleans as an achievement of these aims. Kayla also notes how Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans East and her neighborhood.
Neighborhood Story Project
African American; Race; Colorism; Class; New Orleans East; White flight; Suburbanization; Hurricane Katrina; Lafitte Public Housing Development
New Orleans, Louisiana; New York City, New York
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Fletcher, Kayla, "Moving To Da East: Stories From McKendall Estates" (2017). 7.Safety. 1.