Category Archives: Interpretive Projects

No adults! Kids rule!

Antonio RobertsAntonio Roberts wrote and directed this archetypal story about seemingly weak actors (in this case, summer campers) defeating an oppressive regime (in this case, summer camp instructors). Read more »

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Emmaus House Arts Camp

In Emmaus House Arts Camp, Tameesha Pate and Kierra Peterson reflect back on their summer at the Emmaus House Middle Grades Community Arts Camp. Read more »

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A person’s hand print (part 1)

hand printColumbus Ward was the one that said, “That bus stop out there, that wall is atrocious.”  Well, he didn’t use the word atrocious, but he said it’s really awful—something needs to be done to help clean that up. Read more »

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Eva Spratling, Jimmy Spratling, and Teresa Williams

In August 1973, three Peoplestown children drowned while swimming off the coast of Mississippi. Eva Spratling, Jimmy Spratling, and Teresa Williams had been on a trip to New Orleans with Emmaus House to observe the court proceedings related to one of the many school desegregation cases of the period. Read more »

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The History of The Peoplestown Project

Photograph courtesy of Boyd Lewis and Atlanta History CenterWe are particularly interested in the “storied” experience of Peoplestown and its community-based organizations. We know that stories help bind many people to this place and to each other. Stories are told and re-told, creating a local lore that links people over time and space. We’ve already heard many: the strength and tenacity of a welfare rights leader, vans breaking down at Zesto’s, sleep-ins at the Model Cities offices, singing hymns in the visitor gallery during a General Assembly session. Read more »

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Photographing MyPLACE

MyPLACE photoWith the children enrolled in Emmaus Houses’s Summer Arts Camp, we studied visual composition and used digital photography to document and interpret our lives and the Peoplestown community. Read more »

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This Is Trey’s Story

Trey created this digital biography at the Emmaus House Middle Grades Arts Camp during the summer of 2010. Read more »

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Peoplestown Revitalization Organization: Podcast

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