Blackshear Fine Arts Academy: Principal Friendly Rice

In this special report, the Austin Digital Heritage Project collaborates with Creative Action to showcase the life and legacy of Mr. Friendly R. Rice, who led this historical school in East Austin between 1931 and 1972 during Austin’s discriminatory laws under Jim Crow.

Interviews include alumnae, such as Betty Ussery and Arlene Youngblood, and Vonnye Rice Gardner, Mr. Rice’s daughter.

Creators

Darnell Wilson

Sponsors

E4 Youth


Program

Blackshear Fine Arts Academy: Principal Friendly Rice


Location

1712 E 11th St

City

Austin

Neighborhood

East Austin


Created

June 18, 2022

Added

June 18, 2022