New Orleans Mayor of the majority of the 1970s, Moon Landrieu, was the archetype of what a politician should aim to accomplish in their careers. He desegregated the city government as well as public facilities, obtained federal funds to revitalize the city’s poor neighborhoods, raised African American city employment from 19 percent of city employees to 43 percent by 1978, helped build the Superdome as well as other city projects that aimed to help it’s economy, and promoted and implemented tourism projects to bring more money to the local economy. On top of all this, he believed in the words he stated above. A true humanitarian, one all politicians should model themselves after.

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