Danger And Resistance At Pontchartrain Beach: A Civil Rights Story

Feb 15, 2019

Katrena Jackson Ndang came of age at a time when the phrase "the personal is political" was reaching new heights. While she was enrolled at Southern University, Ms. Ndang became a civil rights activist, and she used non-violent resistance in protests across the city, including on one fateful day at Pontchartain Beach. She eventually ex-patriated to Cameroon, but her civil rights years are ingrained in her memory, which she shared for this edition of NOLA Life Stories.

 

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.