Arts District Houston http://artsdistricthouston.com/ has commissioned a performance series in honor of Black History Month, highlighting the rich history of Houston’s First and Sixth wards. The first performance will honor Richard Brock and the park named after him, located in the First Ward. It will be a virtual experience and will be made public on February 28, 2021, at 2:00 pm on the Arts District Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artsdistricthou page. Richard Brock was a lawmaker, civic leader, and formerly enslaved man who purchased land for some of the city’s schools and public spaces. That land is now known as Richard Brock Park.
Choreographed by Lindsay Gary, https://www.lindsaygary.com/ artistic director and founder of Dance Afrikana, the performance is entitled “In Veneration: Richard Brock” and includes narrations by Cleola Williams. Williams, who is honored in the dance, fought for the park to be named after Richard Brock.