"Moments, Memories, and Voices"

A photographer and poet join forces to commemorate Fourth Ward's historic past

Photographer/artist Earlie Hudnall Jr. and artist/poet Naomi Polk chronicle the rise — and recent fall — of Houston's Fourth Ward in the art exhibit "Moments, Memories, and Voices: Let Us Remember." Established by freed slaves after the Civil War, the Fourth Ward area (also known as Freedmen's Town) is rich in history and culture, much of which Hudnall has documented over the last four decades. In the last ten years, developers have taken over much of the neighborhood, replacing historic buildings with new condos. Hudnall has captured that transformation. Many of the more than 50 photographs in the exhibit, which come from Hudnall's personal collection, have never been seen by the public. Polk, a longtime Fourth Ward resident, adds six multimedia works to the display. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Through April 11. The African American Library at the Gregory School Exhibition Gallery, 1300 Victor. For information, call 832-393-1313 or visit www.houstonlibrary.com. Free.
Mondays-Thursdays, Saturdays. Starts: Feb. 6. Continues through April 11, 2010

 
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