Martha Park

Martha Park's writing and illustrations have appeared in Ecotone, Image, The Common, Gravy, the On Being blog, and elsewhere. She is from Memphis, Tennessee.

Even the Dead Could Not Stay

An illustrated history of urban renewal in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Dumas Hotel in Roanoke, Virginia.

When a 'Green Book' Site Goes Up for Sale

The Dumas Hotel was a rare constant in Roanoke’s Gainsboro neighborhood in the face of urban renewal. One group had a valiant effort to put its fate in their own hands when it hit the market last spring.