#Black Tech Futures Research Institute launches in Memphis

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: December 25, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: December 25, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>A new institute to help black tech ecosystems thrive has launched in four cities - Birmingham, Nashville, Houston and Memphis. Erin Johnson with CodeCrew (from left), Dr. Denise Ferebee with LeMoyne-Owen College, Danielle Gore with Epicenter, Meka Egwuekwe with CodeCrew, Louisa Shepherd with Epicenter and Charles Elliott with LeMoyne-Owen College will lead the program.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

A new institute to help black tech ecosystems thrive has launched in four cities - Birmingham, Nashville, Houston and Memphis. Erin Johnson with CodeCrew (from left), Dr. Denise Ferebee with LeMoyne-Owen College, Danielle Gore with Epicenter, Meka Egwuekwe with CodeCrew, Louisa Shepherd with Epicenter and Charles Elliott with LeMoyne-Owen College will lead the program. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

LeMoyne-Owen College administrator Charles Elliott said it is important for young Black people to learn technology skills so more businesses will want to relocate to and invest in the Memphis community.

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Christin Yates

Christin Yates is a native Memphian who has worked in PR and copywriting since 2007. She earned her B.S. in public relations and M.S. in mass communications from Murray State University.


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