Praise House Project to install public art throughout metro Atlanta honoring African American history

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a 2021-23 Our Town Grant to Emory for the   Praise House Project , which will place site-specific public art installations in three separate locations throughout metro Atlanta, uplifting the African American history of each community.

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The New Freedom Project Partners with The Smiling Coast Foundation

The New Freedom Project’s founder, Charmaine Minniefield, partnered with the Smiling Coast Foundation to donate 200 bags of rice to hungry Gambians.

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Interview, Flux Projects 6/19/21

Interview with ArtsATL: Artist Charmaine Minniefield Honors Unmarked African American Graves At Oakland Cemetery

.The Ring Shout is a traditional African American worship practice that was created during enslavement. And I’m saying is an act of resistance because it created and insured community. By gathering its community in a praise house, a small wooden structure, where they would stand in circle. Through call and response, they would sing and worship, but also move in a circle. The movement was the shout.

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Arts ATL: This Week In Street Art

History exists beyond the textbooks,” she says, “but in the African American culture, it exists in the shrines of our actual family archives.

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Virtual Performance, Flux Projects 6/19/19


With a collective of intergenerational black women dancers and movers, we manifest a contemporary Ring Shout practice through embodied memories of disruption and distance.

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Art and Life with Charmaine Minniefield

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charmaine Minniefield.

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May 15

Art on the Beltline: Honoring Carrie Steele, Keeper of the Children

As an artist-activist, Charmaine Minniefield’s work preserves cultural histories of communities affected by gentrification by celebrating African-American women leaders.

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