Philip Freelon: A Working Plan for Emancipation Park


As one of the oldest parks, Emancipation Park holds key historical elements for Houston's Third Ward. Purchased in 1872 by a group of black community leaders, all former slaves, as a site to commemorate the end of slavery as celebrated in Galveston on "Juneteenth," June 19, 1865. Philip Freelon will give an illustrated talk and present plans for the future of Emancipation Park. Freelon has a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from North Carolina State and a Master of Architecture degree from MIT. A 1989 Loeb Fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, he teaches at MIT's School of Architecture and Planning.



The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


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