Roy "Futureman" Wooten will tell the story of an epic rise from slavery to chivalry by a mixed-race revolutionary of 18th century France who was sometimes called "The Black Mozart." His real name is Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and, tragically, the fullness of his legacy has been overlooked due to the fact that, despite everything he did right, his color was wrong. Saint-Georges' efforts to reconcile these differences are most exemplified in his final orchestra, The Circle of Harmony. Today, Futureman continues the Circle of Harmony, which -- through art -- demonstrates to the world the beauty of diversity and co-existence. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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