Blackshear Fine Arts Academy: Today and Tomorrow

In this special report, the Austin Digital Heritage Project collaborates with Creative Action to showcase Blackshear Fine Arts Academy, a historical school in East Austin, which is also near Huston-Tillotson University.

This school grew from a wooden shack to educate children of newly freed slaves, to a segregated school for Black students, and finally, a fine arts academy to serve all students.

This short film covers Blackshear in the present and future; and includes interviews with Principal Rick Garner, teachers, and students.

Creators

Darnell Wilson

Sponsors

E4 Youth


Program

Blackshear Fine Arts Academy: Today and Tomorrow


Location

1712 E 11th St

City

Austin

Neighborhood

East Austin


Created

June 18, 2022

Added

June 18, 2022