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Atlanta artist and activist Charmaine Minniefield discusses moving her Praise House project to Beacon Hill – WABE

Back when gathering to pray was a form of resistance for enslaved African Americans, “houses of praise” housed communities of faith throughout the South, many of which have disappeared and are now forgotten.

Artist and activist Charmaine Minniefield created an epic community memory installation project, “The Praise House Project: Standing on Hallowed Ground,” and it continues this summer with a new site honoring the black neighborhood once known as from Beacon Hill.

In collaboration with Emory University, the new Praise House is located on the corner of West Trinity and Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur and visitors are invited on an immersive exploration of the history of their own neighborhood.