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Preserving Communities of Color in Greater Houston

In a couple of weeks, Houston will host a workshop called Preserving Communities of Color. The discussions will focus on case studies and available resources to preserve places that embody the African-American experience in America. The event comes a little over a month since the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaIn a couple of weeks, Houston will host a workshop called Preserving Communities of Color. The discussions will focus on case studies and available resources to preserve places that embody the African-American experience in America. The event comes a little over a month since the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C. Both the museum and the upcoming workshop address a similar theme: African-American culture in America.

As part of our DiverseCity initiative, we discuss the workshop and many ways that African-American culture manifests itself here in Greater Houston.

We welcome your questions for Tanya Debose, executive director of the Independence Heights Redevelopment Council, Michelle Barnes, co-founder and executive director of the Community Artists’ Collective, and Alvia Wardlaw, director and curator of the Texas Southern University Museum, and a professor of art history in TSU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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