Workshop Houston youth honor Third Ward with mural

Workshop Houston, the youth development program centered in Houston’s Third Ward and Harris County Precinct One, recently dedicated a community mural at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 3115 Blodgett Street, Houston, 77004.  The mural depicts eight people who have helped to shape and enrich the Third Ward.  It was realized through a collaboration with the Workshop Houston inaugural summer employment program for teens, the Summer Mural Art Corps (SMAC).

The individuals featured in the mural include: Heman Sweatt, Barbara Jordan, Ada Edwards, Mickey Leland, Reverend John B. Moore, Christia Adair, Hattie Mae White, and Reverend Bill Lawson. The mural faces the four-mile Columbia Tap Trail which connects the community to the Texas Medical Center and downtown.