Oakwood Cemetery presents "To Believe" opening reception
In collaboration with interfaith groups and East Austin community leaders, "To Believe" visits many approaches to faith and belief in contemporary and historic East Austin through video, photography, digital maps, and performance. A digital Story Map of historic and present-day East Austin Churches will document Jacob Fontaine’s influence in Austin.
Serving as the inspiration for this exhibit, Fontaine was a man freed from slavery at age 57, who founded six Baptist churches, married 111 couples, and created Austin’s first black newspaper.
The opening reception will feature Austin treasure W. C. Clark. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 20.