History, Heritage, Hope Mural

As visual-missionaries, the Williamses' envision a mural (April 2018) as their voice of history, heritage and hope for Houston Historical Third Ward (The Tray). Affectionately known as the "Tray", this community has morphed into three parts on its southwest borders. Ironically, due to gentrification, it is broken into three districts:
Historical Third Ward, Midtown and Museum Districts. The Williamses have coined the "Southwest Tray". Considering the nature of gentrification, it is essential that all involved people groups take their seats at the table to shape the conversations that perpetuate gentrification. "Gentrification is a good thing when good people do the right thing". Williamses.
These tables of which the Williamses speak of originate via public law and policy making, industry and business, community gatherings (i.e., Alfreda's Soul Food) and in our homes. Each of these tables are platforms for our voices to be heard, policy to be forged, and the practice thereof to be manifest. 
Phase One of the History Heritage and Hope Mural, a 8' x 150' (1,200 sq ft) commemorates a dozen American Black profound leaders who have reinforced a rich and meaningful heritage of hope for today. Phase Two is the refurbishing of Alfreda's interior to bring forth the classy soulful look and bridge it with the colorful here and now representing the rich Mosaic of Diversity. With a newly paved parking lot, Phase Three will depict the now look with almost 100' x 6' of a significant Face from Every Continent, Williames.
 

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the

Civil Rights Movement

 

Alfreda's Soul Food Service and Stewardship Weekend. Enjoyed three days of Educational Arts as displayed by a Mosaic of Gospel Artists, including Professor Harris of The People's Workshop and TSU, Mural Art by Victor Gaddie, and Broadcasting by KCOH General Manager, Jerry Beasley. Collaborating Partners include Carl Davis, The City of HoustonCommunity Art Collective, Emancipation Community Development Partners (Faith in Action), Evangelical Lutheran Church and Councilwoman Amanda EdwardsJR Richards shared to a diverse crowd how God's love reaches all people regardless of their skin color. The Williamses, owners of Alfreda's Soul Food, originated and conceptualized the vision for the Heritage, History & Hope Mural

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Alfreda's Soul Food Service and Stewardship Weekend. Enjoyed three days of Educational Arts as displayed by a Mosaic of Gospel Artists, including Professor Harris of The People's Workshop and TSU, Mural Art by Victor Gaddie, and Broadcasting by KCOH General Manager, Jerry Beasley. Collaborating Partners include Carl Davis, The City of HoustonCommunity Art CollectiveEmaciation Development Community Partners Faith in Action Committee, Evangelical Lutheran Church and Councilwoman Amanda EdwardsJR Richards shared to a diverse crowd how God's love reaches all people regardless of their skin color. The Williamses, owners of Alfreda's Soul Food, originated and conceptualized the vision for the Heritage, History & Hope Mural