The Emancipation Economic Development Council book brings attention to the rich history, the growing development, and the people of the Third Ward. The book contains a collaboration between graphic design and architecture students at the University of Houston called "Animating History". Animating History was to promote awareness and celebrate the rich history of Houston’s local Third Ward community.
"...their designs offered a look into a neighborhood’s past and instilled hope in its future."
- University of Houston
"However, by looking at the spirit of this project, which hopes to shape future development by looking at the needs of the community, it seems quite successful."
- Houston Press