ROBBIE ELAYNE LEE
[Diolog Magazine] When Robbie Elayne Lee was growing up in the Third Ward of a segregated Houston, “Black people didn’t cross Main Street,” she said. “Main Street was the bridge that you didn’t cross.” It was the proverbial railroad track that Dr. John Biggers referred to when he said, “If you want to find Black neighborhoods in a town, cross the railroad track.”
Biggers is one of the featured artists in the upcoming “Crossing Bridges” art exhibit—to be on display at the at the EDOT Gallery in the Houston Diocesan Center, January 16 to March 30, 2017. Biggers was a painter, muralist, illustrator and sculptor who came to prominence following the Harlem Renaissance. He also established the art department at Texas Southern University where he taught for 30 years.