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Helena Moreno Shares How She Made New Orleans Home

Helena Moreno
The Historic New Orleans Collection

Helena Moreno is perhaps best known as a member of the New Orleans City Council, but she lived many lives before her political career. Moreno’s family emigrated from Mexico to Houston when she was a child, and she struggled against a language barrier to become a broadcast journalist. The Historic New Orleans Collection interviewed Moreno for their first-person narrative series, NOLA Life Stories.

Sarah Holtz covers local history. Her work has also aired on Houston Public Media, Northern California Public Media, KFAI, KTOO, KUNM, WCAI, WGBH, and WWOZ.
Mark Cave is an oral historian and senior curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection.