South Memphis festival combines Afrofuturism and fair housing

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 08, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Local artist Tobacco Brown prays while blessing a vacant lot on the 1500 block of McMillan Street Saturday, Oct. 5. On Saturday, Oct. 12, South Memphis residents, along with the Center for Transforming Communities and United Housing Inc., will hold the South Memphis Future &amp; Funk Festival, an event that celebrates affordable housing, home ownership and Afrofuturism, in the vacant lot where Brown will install an art piece.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Local artist Tobacco Brown prays while blessing a vacant lot on the 1500 block of McMillan Street Saturday, Oct. 5. On Saturday, Oct. 12, South Memphis residents, along with the Center for Transforming Communities and United Housing Inc., will hold the South Memphis Future & Funk Festival, an event that celebrates affordable housing, home ownership and Afrofuturism, in the vacant lot where Brown will install an art piece. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Festival organizers will retain the influence of those in the neighborhood who are committed to workforce development and how the land is used. 

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Center for Transforming Communities Lauderdale Sub Sheree R. Thomas South Memphis Future & Funk Festival Troy L. Wiggins United Housing
Elle Perry

Elle Perry

The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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