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Justice, Hope and Hurricane Katrina

September 2nd, 2015

Jackson Free Press, Jackson MS
By R.L. Nave | September 2, 2015

In the chaos of Hurricane Katrina, while living in a temporary shelter, Caesar Marshall had a heart attack and had to be transported to Mobile, Ala. Caesar’s wife, Mae Beth, wasn’t allowed to go with him. “I had to wait until my son and his friend came down to get me to take me to where my husband was,” Mae Beth would later recall. 
 As if recovering from a heart attack wasn’t bad enough, the Marshalls returned to their Pass Christian home to survey the wreckage. “[I] found some pictures and a scrapbook … the water hadn’t damaged” in her home’s rubble, she says. “Had papers from my mother-in law and my momma from the1800s; they were all wet. I kept them, even though you can’t read them.”

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