Ora Houston remembers growing up on East 11th Street when it was the heart of Austin’s African-American community.
Today the rapidly changing street is lined with new buildings and businesses that cater to an increasingly white clientele.
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The city of Austin will host a grand opening celebration of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility at 1:30 p.m. Friday at 912 E. 11th St. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting, self-guided tours and entertainment. The public is welcome.