Mr. Wilton, 88, has lived in the 7th Ward for over 40 years. He was raised in the Lafitte Projects and served in the military outside Paris in the 1950s.
Friends from Mexico gathered for a party on May 19 to fundraise for Mexico’s MORENA candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who went on to win the presidential election in July and will assume office in December.

Paris Achenbach @paree_dc is an artist, writer, and garden manager from Washington D.C., currently living in New Orleans.