TEDTalks - Bill Strickland: Rebuilding America, One Slide Show at a Time
About this talk: Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships. With subtle accompaniment by longtime friend Herbie Hancock, and a slide show that has opened the minds (and pocketbooks) of of CEOs across the country.
Time 35:28 minutes; Filmed February 2002; Posted on TED: January 2008
About Bill Strickland: As a Pittsburgh youth besieged by racism in the crumbling remains of the steel economy, Bill Strickland should have been one of the Rust Belt's casualties. Instead, he discovered the potter's wheel, and the transforming power of fountains, irrepressible dreams, and the slide show.
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