Witness to Change reveals Morial as a woman whose intelligence overrides the clichés of racial division. In its pages, we catch rare glimpses of black professionals in an earlier New Orleans, when races, though socially isolated, lived side by side; when social connections helped circumvent Jim Crow; when African American culture forged New Orleans—and American—identity.
Through loving eyes, Sybil traces the rise of her sons and daughters. After Dutch’s death, Marc Morial serves two terms as mayor of New Orleans. Sybil’s other children—a physician, a public policy strategist, a community development director, and a judge—lead and serve their communities before and after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation.
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