Monthly Archives: June 2011

Seeing the Civil War from the Black Perspective

The army of the newly formed Confederate States of America fired the first shots of the U.S. Civil War in the early morning of April 12, 1861. The first shots of what became one of the United States’ most catastrophic wars signaled the breaking point in the relations between the North and the South, the […]

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The House that Makes Sense and the Arts of Citizenship

I was asked by Beth Diamond, Professor of Landscape Architecture and recipient of an Arts of Citizenship Grant, to design a new community arts center for the Heidelberg Project, a grassroots art organization in Detroit. This arts center was conceived by the Heidelberg Project and given the name The House that Makes Sense for the […]

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Affecting Educational Outcomes One Program at a Time


In 2008-2009, I had the pleasure of working with InsideOut Literary Arts Project in Detroit to co-create a program called Living the Arts. Along with Nandi Comer and Dr. Lori Brooks, I worked to facilitate synergistic performance spaces where we explored the interconnections between music, poetry and performance in African American history and culture with […]

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