Join us for a Cultural Dialogue
Landscapes/Gardens & The African-American Experience
John Jackson, ASLA
Principal, JPA, Inc. Memphis, TN
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Presented by The Ballard House Project, Inc.
A cultural look into Birmingham’s past, inspiring present-day audiences.
Guest Speaker John Jackson, ASLA
will visually highlight unique, historical design
influences in his landscaping projects, including:
Dr. Martin Luther King Nat. Historic Site, Atlanta, GA
National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
Tuskegee University Historic District
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron Park, Mobile, AL
Medgar Evers Home, Jackson, MS
23 Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Bennie Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Corridor, Valdosta, GA
Harlem District Streetscape, Albany, GA
The Ballard House Project, Inc., Birmingham, AL
The Ballard House Project, Inc. recognizes the local work of West End (WE) Community Gardens.
The Ballard House Project, Inc.
Cultural Space & Gardens
1420 7th Avenue, North
This 501c3 non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving historical places and the contributions made by African-Americans that shaped and transformed Birmingham for decades since its early years.
The project includes the restoration of this historic building in the Birmingham Civil Rights District, installation of a sustainable
herb, flower and vegetable garden, as well as programming workshops and community events.
The Ballard House Project celebrates the history of Birmingham’s people of color – how they lived, worked, socialized, and served
their community. With events that are meaningful to the community, we strive to become a modern-day, cultural gathering place.
Event: Free and Open To The Public
Partners: Alabama Power Foundation &
Generous Individual Contributors