By Marie-Theresa Hernández and Naomi Mitchell Carrier The objects you find in Third Ward show you everything you’re willing to see. You look at this car, and what do you see? I see time. The time before the transition. A car that is the 1960s equivalent of a Mercedes today. The Civil Rights Movement is […]
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Volume 9, Number 3
By Houston History Magazine on January 2, 2012 in Houstonians, Parks, Past Issues
Houston Parks – Where Memories are Made Vol. 9, No. 3 (Summer 2012) Download PDF Letter from the Editor 2 Our Treasured Oasis: Preparing for the Hermann Park Centennial by Eliza Wright 9 SPARK Parks Spark the Imagination by Kathleen Ownby 15 Emancipation is a Park by Carroll Parrott Blue 19 The Next Phase […]
Third Ward, Steeped in Tradition of Self-reliance and Achievement
By Houston History Magazine on April 18, 2011 in Communities, Houstonians, Race & Ethnicity
The historic Third Ward was originally an area east of Main Street, south of Congress Street and extending to the city limits. For the residents of the Third Ward, their identity with the ward went beyond the original intent of the nomenclature as a political division.