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Wynton testified in front of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure

Yesterday, October 18, Wynton testified in front of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure joint hearing on rebuilding New Orleans while on Capitol Hill.
He appeared at the hearing with Lt. Gov. Mitchell Landrieu to emphasize that music and entertainment is a huge part of the history and appeal of New Orleans.

Wynton at Capitol Hill
(REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Wynton at Capitol Hill
(REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Wynton at Capitol Hill
(REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Wynton at Capitol Hill
(REUTERS/Larry Downing)

Wynton at Capitol Hill
(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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  1. This is wonderful progress!!Right here in new york we have at least 300 survivors
    from new orleans who are going to be forced to leave there hotels this Tuesday!
    Oct 22nd we are conducting a assistance program at the state office building to help them. We will bus these folks from the hotels to find out about housing,food, clothing and education. It is from 10am to 6pm I hope anyone who reads this may be able to help in some kind of way or make suggestions. Wynton we are trying to help all we can.

    whitney marchelle on Oct 21st, 2005 at 10:22am

  2. Is there any way to get access to the transcript?
    Joyce

    joyce on Oct 21st, 2005 at 4:04am

  3. Of course you would work on your birthday. I’m not surprised. Well done! Let’s hope that the people you choose to talk with actually listened! See you this evening at Morgan.

    jody on Oct 20th, 2005 at 10:03am

  4. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………………

    JG

    Jurzy Girl on Oct 20th, 2005 at 6:33am

  5. Well done God’s son!

    To think that Wynton was testifying on his birthday demonstrates his commiittment to his people. I also watched the BBC interview and detect that Wynton is stepping beyond the musical realm into the politics of America.

    No surprise because those of us who are divergent in our thinking (most black people are!) realize the interconnectedness of things.

    You go forward Wynton; in truth, heart and in spirit!

    We are all very proud of you!

    me

    me on Oct 20th, 2005 at 6:03am

  6. I applaud Wynton’s continued commitment in keeping the spirit of New Orleans and its music alive. His presence in both the political and cultural sectors serve as a reminder of the importance of rebuilding this great city.

    Sonalii on Oct 20th, 2005 at 6:00am

  7. Precisely what is needed now to continue the flow of ideas focused on ways to rebuild in terms of culture. I am glad Wynton is so actively involved (expected nothing less) and I like the way his leadership capacity continues to expand. I admire his courage. Keep on young lion.

    JG

    Jurzy Girl on Oct 19th, 2005 at 3:59am