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Marc H. Morial
59th Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
In office
May 2, 1994 â€“ May 6, 2002
Preceded by Sidney Barthelemy
Succeeded by Ray Nagin
Louisiana Senate
In office
Preceded by Ben Bagert
Succeeded by Paulette Irons
Personal details
Born (1958-01-03) January 3, 1958 (age 59)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Miller
Profession President & CEO,
National Urban League
Religion Roman Catholic

This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.
Marc Morial
For me, I have no political ego in this thing with respect to any other leader and what they might feel is appropriate or necessary in what they're going to try to do… We need everybody on the front lines.
Marc Morial
We've lost our city. I fear it's potentially like Pompeii.
A great American city is fighting for its life.
The Society of American Civil Engineers, someone who's going to come in and say to the public, we've looked at, we've examined, we've reviewed the repairs and we think they're strong enough to withstand the type of hurricane that – that could hit the city this season.
Marc Morial
Technology is permeating every single thing we do… And to the extent that we can better expose our young people to all the different ways that technology can be used, not just for video games or toys, we're planning for the future.
Marc Morial
The mayor has got to work closely with a wide variety of people, his city council, state legislature, governor, business community, labor community, president and the congress in order to be able to do this.
Marc Morial
Because Katrina put it out there, no one can play the pretend game anymore that there isn't poverty and inequality in this country. The Millions More Movement – Katrina gives it added significance.
Marc Morial
We have to remember that Dr. King was not an idle dreamer. Dr. King was a man of action. If Dr. King were here, he would challenge us and exhort us.
Marc Morial
Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.
Marc Morial
We stand ready to work together, where possible, in helping rebuild not only homes and businesses, but most importantly, lives of those who so desperately need our help.
Marc Morial
Because you basically won a close re-election, your first task is to unify the city. And it's done not with words but with actions, by reaching out, to the supporters of your opponent as well as to reassure your own supporters.
Marc Morial
Money is not our primary aim. Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is.
Marc Morial
We must continue to have voting rights in the state, not to politicize this, but they must have a voice in the rebuilding effort in the community from which they have been displaced.
Marc Morial