Claiborne Overpass Construction That Obliterated Historic Black Business District May Get Restitution in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

April 6, 2021

In the early 1960s, the North Claiborne Avenue that ran through Treme was lined with 300-year-old oak trees. On either side of the avenue were bustling shops, storefronts, and other businesses. The original Circle Food Store, Ernie K. Doe’s Mother-in-law Lounge, and Charbonnet Funeral Home were among dozens of black-owned businesses on this section of […]

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