Gail Gordon, Brenda Gordon, Mary Price, Mary Hammothe,Vanesta Littlejohn, and Brenda Gordon. The Gordon sisters and the King Family cousins grew up together in the same neighborhood. The friends were reuniting for the first time in decades at matriarch Magdalene Shropshire’s house in east New Orleans.
Gardenia Thompkins, Clara Cross, Mable Thompkins (eldest family member), Mary Hammothe, Maxine, Angela Sims, Katrina Caldwell and Deznay with other cousins at Bayou Bienvienu viewing the swamp.
King/Sims Family members took a bus ride through the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans to view the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. They stopped at Bayou Bienvienu to view the swamp.
Mary Hammothe and Vanesta Littlejohn visiting a booth at the ESSENCE Marketplace at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Cousins leaving the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center after spending the day at the ESSENCE seminars and Marketplace.
Mable Thompkins (eldest member of the King Family) Clara Cross, Clark Sims, and Angela Sims arriving by bus to the ESSENCE Marketplace.
Gardenia Thompkins, Freda Jones, Schonta Willis, Jaelyn Jones, Getting lunch at the Riverwalk overlooking the Mississippi River.
Clara Cross, Cynthia Jones, Diedra Bell, Kendrick Bell, Sr., Kendell Bell, Kendrick Bell, Jr., Vanesta Littlejohn, Mable Thompkins visiting Margaret B. Smith’s ESSENCE Magazine Collection booth.
Keith Bunn, Mary Hammothe, Ashlee Hammothe. Cousins strolling through the Riverwalk after leaving the ESSENCE Seminars and Marketplace.
Kendrick Bell Sr., Kendrick Bell Jr. and Vanesta Littlejohn (three generations) entering the ESSENCE Marketplace at the convention center.