Restoring Historic Dr. John Biggers Mural After Harvey

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/22/2019, 11:32 a.m.
What was once thought gone in Hurricane Harvey now is back in full glory. This is the historic Dr. John ...
John Biggers' art

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What was once thought gone in Hurricane Harvey now is back in full glory. This is the historic Dr. John Biggers mural – the contribution of the negro woman to American life and education. Dr. Biggers created it while he was founding art department at Texas State University for Negroes, now known as Texas Southern University. It's housed here at the Blue Triangle Community Center. It highlights Sojourner Truth and Harriett Tubman. It's a fitting fixture because this place was purchased by 10 black women back in 1948. To fix the masterpiece they had to start in the back of it. In Harvey’s aftermath, rainwater seeped into the walls here. It took tens of thousands of dollars in grants and donations and nearly a year and a half to repair this masterpiece, but now the mural is here for generations to come.