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Rethinking Crescent City Culture: New Orleans Two and a Half Years Later

Masks from the Dan people of western Ivory Coast and eastern Liberia, and a small beaded animal figure from the Bamileke people—part of the collection of the Center for African and African American Studies at Southern University at New Orleans. The center's collection, badly damaged by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is undergoing conservation treatment, a process expected to take several years. Photo: Courtesy of Southern University at New Orleans.