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Majala Mlagui speaks on behalf of gem miners, who risk life and limb for the colored gems we wear — and are rarely paid a fair price. She spoke onstage at the TED Fellows session of TED2016, February 15-19, 2016. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED
Some people think outside the box. TED Fellows think outside the lines and corners, but also outside the medical establishment and media landscape — even outside the solar system.
Below, read short recaps of the talks in the first session of TED Fellows talks at TED2016, from a group of trailblazers just getting lift-off …
Beautiful music on the kulintang. Filipina-American composer Susie Ibarra plays the kulintang, a traditional gong from Southeast Asia. As she strikes each of the eight brass bells with her wooden drumsticks, it creates a melody that’s upbeat, bright and ethereal. She plays an original piece that contemplates the beautiful waters that surround the Philippines.
Ears, grown on apples.
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BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
On September 8, 1954, Ruby Nell Bridges was born in Tylertown, Mississippi, to parents Lucille and Abon Bridges. At the age of four, her family would move to New Orleans, Louisiana.
When Ruby was six, her parents accepted a request by the N.A.A.C.P to allow Ruby to participate in a program to integrate New Orleans schools.
On November 14 1960, despite massive southern white racist backlash, Ruby Bridges would integrate William Frantz Elementary school. At the age of six, she would become the public face of desegregation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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