In the 1950s and ’60s, the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the United States, was a vibrant community.
But the construction of the Claiborne Expressway in the 1960s gutted the area.
The Biden administration has said that the trillion-dollar infrastructure package will address such historical wrongs.
How might that be achieved?
Guest: Audra D.S. Burch, a national correspondent for The New York Times.
- Generations of New Orleans residents have dreamed of the day when the Claiborne Expressway might be removed. President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package could eventually make that possible.
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