Thursday, September 27, 2007

This Saturday: Lenwood Johnson @ Sedition Books


Most folks call it '4th Ward'. Those who know the deep history it embodies call it Freedmen's Town. This Houston neighborhood, that has been the continuing victim of gentrification and demolition, is truly an unappreciated piece of the history that many local politicians and developers would gladly wipe from the face of the city. The bricks on many of the historic streets in Freedmen's Town were hand made over a century ago by freed slaves and then laid into streets. Freedman's Town is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest African American community in Houston. This Saturday September 29th, longtime activist Lenwood Johnson will speak on the history of the area and the profound implications it has on the current state of Freedmen's Town at Sedition Books. Anyone who has heard this man speak know his words are both passioned and profound. Try not to miss this one.

The supporters and members of the Freed Man's Neighborhood Association meet on Tuesday nights at 7PM at 1111 Genesee Street and welcome support. For more information, contact Lenwood Johnson at 281-709-3001

1 Comments:

At September 28, 2007 3:46 PM , warren said...

I heard lenwood on 90.1 the other day and though he is old, he still gives em' hell..

 

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