Voices Breaking Boundaries presents "Homes and Histories"

Photo by Paul Hester

This tour has artists using the streets as their canvas to explore Freedmen's Town with digital links to Lyari, Karachi (Pakistan). Freedmen's Town, located just west of the downtown skyline, was founded and built by enslaved peoples immediately after Emancipation in the1860s, while Lyari is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Karachi and home to a large Baloch community whose roots are in east Africa.

The installations begin in Voice Breaking Boundaries' Andrews Street tent where guests will be led along a route of visual and performing art through the streets to spaces including The African American Library at the Gregory School, the Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum, Freedmen's Town churches and tents created specially for the production. The afternoon includes performances, exhibitions and opportunities for audience members to share their stories and engage with neighborhood residents, and Karachi and Houston-based artists.



Freedmen's Town Special Event
1300-1310 Andrews St.
Houston, TX 77019


Admission is free.
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