Session 2: Garden (4- Carl B. Hampton, Ayanna Ade, Cleveland “Flower Man” Turner & Peoples Party II)

  • 2800 Dowling St Houston, TX, 77004 United States

Session 2 will take place Tuesday July 21, 2015 at 6pm.

*Come dressed and ready to garden!*

"A memorial garden provides a long-lasting tribute to a loved one who has passed away,  as well as offers a place for the survivors to remember and to heal"   -Dr. Leonard Perry 

Garden (4- Carl B. Hampton, Ayanna Ade, Cleveland "Flower Man" Turner & Peoples Party II)

To commemorate Carl B. Hampton, Ayanna Ade, Flower Man and the presence of the Peoples Party II as a memorial garden - a way to acknowledge and preserve and create a sacred space for these individuals. 

This space is presented in the same spirit as that of Nanjing Botanical Garden Memorial for Sun Yat-Sen and of the burial site of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in France as documented and celebrated in the work of Cuban artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

2800 Dowling Street in 3rd Ward, Houston, formerly the People's Party II headquarters, echoes the Wounded Knee burial monument in Pine Ridge, South Dakota as a landmark location, representing a stance against external and oppressive forces. It is also a landmark location to be remembered for healing and recovery.

"Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested." - Nigerian Proverb

Project Row Houses invites the community to participate in creating a memorial garden in memory of Carl b. Hampton, Ayanna Ade, Cleveland "Flower Man" Turner and the People's Party II. 

Come and bring a friend. Bring a shovel, a rake, or your memory and support.

Water and snacks will be provided 

Monday, July 20th starting at 6PM

For more information contact: 

Michael McFadden

Communications and Marketing Manager

michael@projectrowhouses.org

713.526.7662