Greater Fifth Ward

Cultural and historical tours of Africa and the African Diaspora.


Blossoms of Kashmere Gardens piece

Kashmere Multi-Service Center 4802 Lockwood Drive

Made in 2009 by Reginald Adams, this piece features handmade ceramic tile and pays homage to the Kashmere Gardens community.

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Jonah and the Whale piece

Fifth Ward Multi Service Center 4014 Market Street, 77020

This bronze art piece inspired by the biblical story of Jonah and the whale, was created by Carroll Harris Simms in 1977

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Malcolm Marco Malcolm Marco mural

DeLUXE Theater 3303 Lyons Avenue, Houston, Texas 77020

This mural was created by artist Bert E. Samples, one of the founders of Project Row Houses, in 1985

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Divine Black Queens Garden

5301 Evella Street

This community garden in Kashmere Gardens is run by neighborhood residents and features various programming around Black womanhood

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Barbara Jordan Career Center

5800 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77026

Named in honor of Greater Fifth Ward native and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, this center is designed to prepare local high school students for the workforce through vocational training programs

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Phillis Wheatley High School

4801 Providence St, Houston, TX 77020

Named after the first Black woman to become a published author in the United States, Wheatley High School is one of the oldest Black secondary schools in the city. Some of its notable alumni include jazz musician Illinois Jacquet and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

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Club Matinee 

Formerly located on Lyons Avenue

Club Matinee, known as the Cotton Club of the South, was an exceptional music and entertainment venue which was open between the 1930s and 1970s

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Lockwood Skating Palace

3323 E Lockwood Drive Houston, TX 77026

Lockwood Skating Palace has been an entertainment center for the Greater Fifth Ward and beyond since the early 1980s

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