The African American Library at The Gregory School
1300 Victor St, Houston TX 77019
Closed Fri., Sun.
Debut of an exhibition of 16 artists and writers responding to the history of nonviolent struggle in Houston, including a reading by a contributing writer.
Non-violent protest has been a powerful method for bringing about political and social change. Join artist Phillip Pyle as he reads the names of American citizens that have lost their lives while practicing acts of non-violence.
Join artist Robert Pruitt for a non-traditional programming event offering a continuous opportunity wherein viewers may volunteer to perform the sit in within the actual lunch counter installation.
A look at gentrification in Houston’s Third Ward as a “territorializing force” traversing and submerging existing Black geographies, bodies, and spatial practices.
Individuals living in an image-wealthy society are exposed to countless forms of visual stimulation by the internet and mass media. As a result, people have become desensitized to an ever-erupting display of pictorial fodder. Organized Love artist Deon Robinson will direct a panel of participants through a candid conversation about their feelings and sentiments regarding… Read More
This program presented by artist Regina Agu will highlight the work of the African American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism Amiri Baraka. Commemorating the first anniversary of his passing, it will explore his lectures and other intersections with Houston and institutions such as Rice University, Texas Southern University and The Menil… Read More
A special tribute and belated birthday celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join us for a festive occasion to honor and celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest leaders of our time, the late civil-rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Presented by Phillip Pyle the Second.
There is an increasing need for meaningful discourse, particularly on the issues highlighted by the Civil Rights Movement. Join Organized Love artist Anthony Suber as he recontextualizes the purpose and latent meaning behind photographs, writings, and art that have been created in reaction to civil disobedience and non-violent struggle.
When the choice was made by Black and White civic leaders in 1960 not to publicize the desegregation of lunch counters in Houston, many Houstonians were angered not only by the act itself but the apparent concealment of the information by the city’s leading media outlets. Jade Cooper’s work? visually questions the strategy implemented by… Read More
Join artists participating in Organized Love: Ideas on Non-violence as they discuss their processes for creating their works in the exhibition. Readings by Thomas Meloncon and Garry Reece, who were commissioned to write in response to the exhibition.