A sight that does a body good. Earth moving equipment is now on Deslonde Street in the lower 9th Ward. Will the crews be laying down concrete or blacktop? Time will tell. Our vote for worst street in the city of New Orleans is Tennessee-one block west of Deslonde. It remains to be seen if this street will be part of the restoration project.
Deslonde Street is named after Charles Deslondes. In 1811 he led the largest slave rebellion in the history of the United States. Starting in LaPlace, Deslondes and his men begin their march toward New Orleans. The revolt was put down by whites; Deslondes was tried, convicted, and beheaded. His head was placed on a pole on the levee of the Mississippi.