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D'Ann R. Penner

D’Ann R. Penner is an oral historian focusing on how people respond to serial displacement. Between September 2005 and August 2008, she conducted over 275 interviews of survivors displaced by Hurricane Katrina. During this time, Penner was affiliated with the Benjamin L. Hooks institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, and finally with the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. Currently, she is a Scholar in Residence at the Southern Institute for Education and Research at Tulane University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She can be reached at dp2374@columbia.edu.

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Overcoming Katrina
African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond

Palgrave Macmillan
Overcoming Katrina tells the stories of 27 New Orleanians as they fought to survive Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Their oral histories offer first-hand...

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Rochelle Smith

Rochelle Smith

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Harold Toussaint

Harold Toussaint

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Cynthia Banks

Cynthia Banks

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Counterpoint Interview with D'Ann Penner

Author D'Ann Penner on radio show Counterpoint

Duration: 17:45
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D'Ann R. Penner

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