National Geographic : 2007 Aug
With a slide and a shuffle, the Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club parades past empty houses on Forstall Street in the Lower Ninth Ward. The city's deep rooted culture draws many back home despite the risks. "I've been in two major floods in 40 years," says club president Ronald Lewis (not shown). "That's pretty good odds. I hope we have another 40 years to live our life to the fullest."