40 Acres and A Mule: Why East Lubbock Deserves Reparations
40 Acres and a Mule: Why East Lubbock Deserves Reparations is a digital and in print art exhibition that includes work representative of the socio-economic hardship and present cultural state in the Eastern portion of Lubbock, Texas. The exhibition includes artists living in Texas that explore the idea of what reparations would look like in marginalized communities such as East Lubbock, common themes that have been present for decades in the community, and the history and resilience of the members of East Lubbock.
East Lubbock is a predominantly Black and Brown, marginalized neighborhood. The community has often been neglected and seen as separate from the rest of the City of Lubbock due to this, East Lubbock is a cotton-rich, industrial, food-droughted neighborhood. It is a representative of many neighborhoods of Color that have become neglected. Despite the setback, East Lubbock has a rich history, culture, and a variety of community members have made a lasting impression on West Texas.