Shell’s Great Divide: Lofty Principles vs. Low-Down Land Deals
As neighborhoods go, the African American community of Diamond is rare. Many of the families of this neighborhood have lived here for generations, since the days before the Civil War. Consisting of four blocks and about 220 homes, Diamond is located in Norco, Louisiana, 30 miles west of New Orleans. Nestled alongside the Mississippi River, this community is a fulcrum of African American history.