July 23, 2016

African Americans

Saturday Open Thread: Meet Pearl Fryar, Topiary Extraordinaire!

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Good Morning POU! Today I wanted to feature this incredible hidden talent in the field of topiary (which I didn't even know there was such a thing until yesterday). Edward Scissorhands got nothing on him! The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden In … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Imagineers

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Woohoo! Its Friday yall! We really should encourage youth that we know to think about opening up their minds and creative spirit to the possibility of being an Imagineer! Developing and designing roller coasters, and castles and magical … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Imagineers

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Good Morning POU! Walt Disney Imagineering is the unique, creative force behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts that dreams up, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions, cruise ships, real estate developments, and regional … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African American Imagineers

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Happy Hump Day POU! In 2011, Disney set sail with the inaugural voyage of their third cruise liner, the Disney Dream. Consistent with their tradition, the company pulled out all the stops–including a christening of the ship by Jennifer Hudson, … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African American Imagineers

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Good Morning POU! Imaginations is a design competition created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering with the purpose of seeking out and nurturing the next generation of diverse Imagineers. Today's featured Imagineer competed on the very first … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African American Imagineers

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Good Morning POU! This week's topic, is still a work in progress. There is so LITTLE information on the scant few African-Americans that create and design all of the incredible rides and attractions for amusement parks around the globe, including … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Architects

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Paul Revere Williams, FAIA (February 18, 1894 – January 23, 1980) was an American architect based in Los Angeles, California. He practiced largely in Southern California and designed the homes of numerous celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Lucille … [Read more...]