How 'Praise Houses' Reclaim A Lost Piece of Black History

Charmaine Minniefield

Charmaine Minniefield. Photo illustration by Mark Riechers/Midjourney (TTBOOK)

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The Praise House Project is a series of small replicas of historic structures called "praise houses," where Black people would gather in secret to assert and affirm their African identity and cultural practices. Artist-activist Charmaine Minniefield explains how the project pushes back against the erasure of these historic acts of resistance.