New Orleans Contemplates Its Racial Future

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Participants march in a Martin Luther King Day parade in New Orleans, Jan. 16, 2006. i

Participants march in a Martin Luther King Day parade in New Orleans, Jan. 16, 2006. Lee Celano/Reuters hide caption

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Participants march in a Martin Luther King Day parade in New Orleans, Jan. 16, 2006.

Participants march in a Martin Luther King Day parade in New Orleans, Jan. 16, 2006.

Lee Celano/Reuters

Martin Luther King Day had a special significance in New Orleans this year. It was a day to remember the slain civil rights leader, but — nearly five months after Hurricane Katrina — it was also a day for renewal and frank discussion about what kind of city New Orleans should be.

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