1159 South to Unveil Youth Walk of Fame & Hattie Moseley Tribute, Oct. 9 2021
Through a grant from NiSource / Columbia Gas, these seven remarkable youth, ages 5-17, will be recognized with granite walk-of-fame stars emblazoned with their names and categories of achievement, installed at 1159 South’s Innisfallen Inspiration Garden:
Amir Harris – Excellence in Academics
Christopher B. Brown II – Excellence in Academics
Ke’Shae Colvin – Excellence in Athletics
Mackenzie Dawn Davis-Jackson – Excellence in Leadership
Promise Mytavia Beavers – Excellence in Athletics
Ray’shaun Beavers – Excellence in Community Service
Te’Sean Smoot – Excellence in Leadership
With support from the Springfield Foundation, which has funded many elements of the Innisfallen Inspiration Garden, 1159 South will unveil a bronze plaque honoring former local civil rights icon Hattie Moseley. Springfield News & Sun identified Ms. Moseley and Dorothy Bacon, as “perhaps the city’s most important civil rights activists whose efforts helped to change the racial landscape of Springfield.” Newsweek Magazine likened Ms. Moseley’s fearlessness to the great antislavery preacher Sojourner Truth. Permanent recognition of Ms. Moseley’s important and compelling work is long overdue. We are thankful to the Springfield Foundation and Clark County Public Library Community Engagement Librarian, Sarah Webb, who will speak to Hattie Moseley’s life work and impact on the community.
The unveiling is Oct. 9, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 1051 S. Yellow Springs St.
1159 South, founded on August 9, 2019, is committed to significantly improving the economic conditions of low-income residents, condition and appearance of housing and distressed places, and sense of community in south Springfield, Ohio through targeted investments in people and places. With the motto, “From the Community, For the Community,” 1159 South was founded by concerned citizens who love south Springfield, have a strong history of community service, and are committed to working in partnership with others to revitalize south Springfield for the children, young adults, families, seniors and generations to come. As a non-profit, 1159 South depends on local business sponsorships, in-kind donations, grants, and the generosity of individuals in the community to fulfill its mission. Visit us at www.1159south.org or on Facebook @1159south.
Phone: (937) 504-1259 (office)