Timothy O’Brien

Timothy O’Brien is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston whose dissertation is about the successful 13-year battle to save the Allen Parkway Village housing project. He recently gave a paper at the Urban History Association’s biennial conference on Lenwood Johnson and APV.

Organizing Lessons from Allen Parkway Village

When Lenwood E. Johnson, the son of Texas sharecroppers, moved into Houston’s Allen Parkway Village project housing, the Freedmen’s Town section of the city...