House NOT For Sale Nola (Art Sale & Fundraiser)

My name is Christine Brown aka Cfreedom and I am a native New Orleans artist, activist, entrepreneur and mother. I am working to save my childhood home from being sold through succession by my father’s daughter of another mother. My sister, the executor, is ready to expedite a sale to the fastest, highest bidder without regard to the gentrification issues in New Orleans.

My goal is the keep this 40+ year old New Orleans native home in our family for many years and generations to come, especially to support and nurture the artists who were nurtured and created in this New Orleans home. Although there are seven of us the property was left to, I alone whole the value of blacks maintaining family property. I feel that it is important for blacks to hold on to land by any means necessary. We must own our land and not sell out to the fastest, highest bidder. This is the only way to stop gentrification and to start building our own communities.

Five of my siblings have given me their blessings to purchase the house. They just simply do not desire to buy it themselves, but they support me buying it.

My sister, the executor, has been very clear that she is not interested in my request for an extra six months to secure funding to purchase the house. I have decided that fundraising and an art sale at the house would be the best way to put forth a fighting chance to purchase it myself.

In addition to this Go Fund Me campaign, I have launched an initiative called House NOT for Sale Nola with my company WCWM: Who’s Coming With Me, LLC.

House NOT for Sale Nola is dedicated to fighting against gentrification, the displacement of Black New Orleans native artists, and the loss of historically Black spaces in New Orleans.

House NOT for Sale Nola will provide a curated art show that flips New Orleans native homes into indoor/outdoor art exhibitions in an effort to raise funds and awareness to supporting Black art and artists in New Orleans.

This is an effort to make sure Black native New Orleans artists and historically Black spaces in New Orleans do not become extinct.

In 2019, I wrote a piece called Mourning Circle Food Store which is about the loss of various Black businesses in New Orleans. I have the same sentiment with my childhood home as I do with Lincoln Beach and other places that we need to maintain for generations to come. I believe that it is important for each generation of Black people to add onto the property and land ownership of each generation and not sale out.

The first edition of House NOT for Sale Nola Art Exhibition and Fundraiser was September 12 & 13th, 2020. We were able to hire a youth documentation team to make sure that this exhibit lasts beyond its time at the house. The exhibit will remain up and available for scheduled tour visit of {a Black New Orleans Native Artist's Home} until further notice. This will be a way to generate funds towards purchasing the home. People can book an hour visit at the space art viewing, purchasing, storytelling and fundraising.

House NOT For Sale Nola #1 will be available for virtual viewing on 
In addition, art will be for sale online as well.


Christine Brown
New Orleans, LA

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