South Memphis festival combines Afrofuturism and fair housing

By 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)

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry covers Hickory Hill, Orange Mound, South Memphis and Whitehaven for The Daily Memphian. 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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