Around The Bay People Helping People

People Helping People: The Love Walk

Dave Bautista and Titus O’Neil (center, with fists raised) lead the march across the Fortune Taylor Bridge.
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Titus O’Neil (Thaddeus Bullard) and Dave Bautista led a Love Walk June 27 that crossed the symbolic Fortune Taylor Bridge. Ms. Taylor, a former enslaved person, once owned 33 acres on the eastern bank of the Hillsborough River. In 1892, she allowed the construction of the bridge over her property; it was later seen as a symbolic connection between white residents in West Tampa and Black residents to the east and allowed the cigar industry to flourish. The walk ended with the unveiling of a Love Wall created by local artist Bianca Burrows. Photos by Foto Bohemia. 

Raising a sign of love during the Walk.

 

The unveiling of the Love Wall in Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

 

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and the Love Walk team; Love Wall artist Bianca Burrows is at her right

 

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