50 years later

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  • Advocate Staff Photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ---The Imam Rafeeq Numan bows his head during the invocation as New Orleans religious, community, and elected officials gather at the Treme Community Center Saturday, August 24, 2013 for an interfaith prayer breakfast to commemorate the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and call for bold action on climate change to help reduce its effects, including extreme weather events like Katrina.

  • Advocate Staff Photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ---The Archbishop Gregory Aymond, center, bows his head as New Orleans religious, community, and elected officials gather Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Treme Community Center for an interfaith prayer breakfast to commemorate the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and call for bold action on climate change to help reduce its effects, including extreme weather events like Katrina. The Archbishop is flanked on left by Walter Leger, Jr. who served on the Louisiana Recovery Authority board and on right by Jared Brossett state representative for Louisiana House District 97,

  • Advocate Staff Photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ---The Iman Rafeeq Numan arrives to the music of the Pinettes Brass Band at the Treme Community Center as New Orleans religious, community, and elected officials gather this Saturday, August 24, 2013 for an interfaith prayer breakfast to commemorate the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and call for bold action on climate change to help reduce its effects, including extreme weather events like Katrina.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Reverend Dr. Samson "Skip" Alexander, a friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. and who took part in the original March on Washington in 1963, asks people to hold hands and pray in front of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument following a march in King's honor through Central City and marking the 50th anniversary of the 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 1963 while Xavier University student Reginald Dixon holds the speaker for the microphone in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- People, including sign holder and student Alexis Williams of Xavier University, take part in a March on Washington anniversary parade as they walk down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on the way to the MLK, Jr. monument in Central City and marking the 50th anniversary of the 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 1963 in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Pastor Raynard Casimier of Love Outreach Christian Church, left, St. Luke's Episcopal Church Reverend William Barnwell, center, hold hands with others as the hold the New Orleans NAACP banner as they pray in front of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument following a march in King's honor through Central City and marking the 50th anniversary of the 'I Have a Dream' speech on August 28, 1963 in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.