Record. Respond. Reflect.
Alive in Truth records life histories of people from New Orleans, Louisiana and nearby areas who were affected by Hurricane Katrina. Our mission is to document individual lives, restore community bonds, and to uphold the voices, culture, rights, and history of New Orleanians.
Abe Louise Young, Director
Abe Louise Young is a poet, activist, and oral historian. A native of New Orleans' Uptown and Mid-City neighborhoods, she graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, as well as Smith College, Northwestern University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She is editor of the anthology Hip Deep: Opinion, Essays, and Vision from American Teenagers. Abe Louise founded Alive in Truth from her home in Austin, TX.
Interviewers, Social Workers, and Transcribers
Katy Adams * Dr. Kris Hogan * Ginny Agnew * Wayne Wiley * Sari Albornoz * Cindy Austin * Liz Belile * Carolyn Blankenship * Tim Catts * Catherine Cogburn * Jessie Cohen * Ann Connell * Sarah Cross * Mollie Fischer * Maya Katz * Pat Louis * Krissy Mahan * Melissa McKanna * Melissa Metry * Courtney Morris * Marti Pomputius * Pedro Reynoso * Brigid Shea * Rebecca Solnit * Jess Weida * Merry Winslow * Sarah Yahm * Pilar Castrejon * Jordan Erdos * Jennifer Margulies * Jodi Relyea * Carolyn Walls * Meg Daly * Zanne deJanvier * D'Arcy Randall * Kate X Messer * Lisa Martin * Matthew Wheeland * Riza Falk * Roxanne Mitchell * Allyson Murphy * Dr. D'Ann Penner * Melanie Cofield * Kris Bronstad * Paul Aumer-Ryan
In the News
Special Thanks to Our Supporters:
Austin Community Foundation * Austin History Center * Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change * University of Texas at Austin School of Information * Publishing Resources * ConnectNC * Foundation Communities * Corners of the Mouth Food Store * Mason-Martin Group * Dale Cotton * Edward and Veronica Young * Patricia Shea * Betsy Harries
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