The Goals of Our Founders

Founding Board Member & Little Liberia Descendant, Adrienne Farrar Houël speaking when the Freeman Houses were placed on the “11 Most Endangered Historic Places” list by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2018.


Use the restoration of the houses as a catalyst to revitalize the South End by creating a cultural district that reflects the area’s historic Black and immigrant roots.


Establish a sustainable African American heritage, education, and research center.


Use landscape architecture to design and reconstruct outdoor and public spaces that:

• Reflect the changing historical relationships between workers of diverse ethnic backgrounds; and

• Celebrate the roles they played in local, state, and national history.


Provide a forum (and historical context) for discussing community and state-wide initiatives that promote racial healing and socio-economic justice.