Renowned Columbus architect Curtis Moody delivered the keynote speech at the Ohio Supreme Court's sixth annual Black History Month celebration.
Moody, who is the president and CEO of the firm Moody-Nolan, has designed or remodeled buildings across the country, including Value City Arena and the Ohio Union in Columbus. He assisted in the renovation of the Thomas Moyer Justice Center in 2004.
In the speech, Moody discussed the continued need for legislative initiatives, such as affirmative action, to ensure racial inclusion and diversity in business.
Moody's speech was part of a Black History Month program that included a recitation by Fifth Avenue International School kindergartner James Oram, and a performance by Urban Strings, a central Ohio- based youth orchestra that was founded in 2007.