PEACE AND JUSTICE DAY "East Avenue: Racial Segregation in Austin - Past and Present."
This event will feature stories from the not-so-distant past of racial segregation in Austin. It will unveil new footage from a documentary project that captures stories from Austin's Jim Crow past, focusing particularly on the desegregation of the city's restaurants. Hoover Alexander, owner of Hoover's cooking—one of the few remaining black restaurants on Austin's east side—will be the featured speaker.
The East Avenue Project is brought to you by the Community Internship course of the African and African Diaspora Studies Deparment, with the generous support of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.