Eight Houston Black Leaders Honored in Art Precinct One Paints on Historic Church
Style Magazine Newswire | 11/8/2018, 7:59 p.m.
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green and community leaders unveiled the “Sacred Struggles/Vibrant Justice Mural” that honors eight African-American who fought for civil rights in Houston. The mural pays tribute to the Rev. John D. Moore, Christia Adair, Heman Sweatt, the Honorable Hattie Mae White, the Rev. William Lawson, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Congressman Mickey Leland and former Houston City Councilwoman Ada Edwards. Their combined achievements include: taking part in two major Supreme Court cases, breaking down racial barriers at the polls, desegregating Houston and much more. The mural is part of a Precinct One’s broader public art initiative, which is to beautify trails and neighborhoods with public art that is culturally and historically relevant to the local community. It was designed and painted by local artist Reginald Adams, with students from Workshop Houston. The mural is on the historic Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ.