Rev. Freddie Dixon, special assistant to the vice president of diversity and community engagement, is among 14 Black community leaders who were honored last Sunday, May 23, at a mural unveiling in East Austin. The mural, called the Resilience Project, is located on E. M. Franklin Avenue just north of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Below are the honorees featured within each letter of the mural that spells out “Resilience.”
R – Nook Turner and Roger Taylor Sr.
E – Wilhelmina Delco, J. J. Seabrook
S – Dorothy Turner
I – Harrison Eppright
L – Cindy Elizabeth
I – E. M. Franklin, Sr.
E – Rev. Freddie B. Dixon, Sr. and Bertha Sadler Means
N – William Charles Akins and Bill “The Mailman” Martin
C – Tiffany Washington
E – Pastor B.W. McClendon
Dixon, a retired minister of Wesley United Methodist Church, serves as a community liaison for the Center for Community Engagement. A co-founder of the local chapter of the Austin Area Urban League, Dixon has been celebrated for his contributions to the East Austin community and for his efforts in building meaningful partnerships between the university and Austin organizations.