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New TEDx Event to Highlight King-Lincoln Bronzeville District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New TEDx Event to Highlight King-Lincoln Bronzeville DistrictTEDx King-Lincoln Bronzeville will take place at East High School, 1500 E Broad Street, on September 8. Photo via Facebook.
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The TEDx Creative Committee, in partnership with the Mosaic Education Network, announced the latest TEDx event in Columbus, taking place in the historic King-Lincoln Bronzeville District. Themed “Create,” the event will take place on September 8 at East High School, 1500 E. Broad St.

Originally known as Bronzeville by residents, former Mayor Michael B. Coleman rebranded the area the King-Lincoln District, after the historic Lincoln Theater and King Arts Complex. The Near East Side neighborhood was the heart of an affluent African-American business and entertainment district in the 1930s and ‘40s. The name TEDx King-Lincoln Bronzeville highlights the historical significance and contemporary vibrancy of the area.

Featured speakers include Dr. Deena Chisolm of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Carnell Willoughby of Willowbeez SoulVeg, and Sheri Neale of Maroon Arts Group.

TEDx King-Lincoln Bronzeville organizers say the event will highlight the unique lives of this diverse neighborhood, and show how the ideas, creativity, and hard work of its residents connect to national and global narratives and solutions. The event will “prove that a neighborhood’s history is not destined to be lost in the midst of gentrification” and that neighborhoods can lead the way in the “culturally-focused” planning and management of public spaces.

“My goal is to let our city and the world know that everyday people are using their creativity, business skills, and resources to collectively build community,” says Dr. Melissa Crum, Founder of Mosaic Education Network and TEDx King-Lincoln Bronzeville. “Real change doesn’t come from just one person.”

For more information about this event, visit tedxklb.com.

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