Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 – Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019

07:00 PM


Thursday, July 11, 2019 (rain or shine)
7:00 PM – Performance begins near Detering St. and Washington Ave
9:30 PM – Final phase of the performance at the African American Library at the Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street. (Please gather at the Gregory School by 9 pm)

Fire and Movement is a newly commissioned public performance by interdisciplinary Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder. The artist and a trained group of performers will retrace the route and narrative of the 1917 Camp Logan Uprising, one of Houston’s most complicated and often-misrepresented historical events. More info…

In his work, Pinder often explores the tangled representations, visual tropes, and myths surrounding historical events. Fire and Movement is part of Pinder’s national tour, Red Summer (May-July 2019), that takes its title from a term coined by author James Weldon to refer to the deadly race riots that took place during the summer of 1919. Red Summer will be enriched through community conversations in Houston, and across the South, as the artist travels from Illinois to Washington, D.C., Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, presenting performances and events that revisit this significant part of U.S. history.

Jefferson Pinder’s Fire and Movement is commissioned and presented by DiverseWorks in collaboration with the African American Library at the Gregory School, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and College Memorial Park Cemetery. The performance is organized by DiverseWorks Assistant Curator, Ashley DeHoyos with accompanying outreach programs organized by Community Engagement and Project Coordinator, M’kina Tapscott. The artist has developed the work in collaboration with Drill Specialist Joseph Lefthand Losinski (United States Marine Corps) and dramaturge Vinod Hopson.


  • Hours and location vary by project, please visit our website for the most up-to-date information -
  • Exhibitions and public programs are free; ticketed performances are pay-what-you-wish.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • MetroRail: The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station. Mid-Main: Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage (directly to the south at the corner of Holman and Travis). This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. And lastly, Street Parking: Metered street parking is available in Midtown. Please read all parking signs carefully, as available street parking changes depending on the time of day.

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