Larry Macon Jr. Joins Bedford Schools as Diversity Consultant
Bedford City School District Names Larry Macon Jr. Diversity Consultant
The Bedford City School District welcomes Pastor Larry Macon, Jr. as a consultant in the field of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, he will assist in the planning and coordinating of various ideas and events focusing on equity, equality and diversity in relation to staff, students, families and the community. Events being planned include staff development sessions, community forums, book talks, movie viewings and more.
Larry Macon, Jr. currently serves as the Co-pastor of Mt. Zion Church of Oakwood Village, which serves a membership of more than 5,000 people. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the board of Trustees for Central State University, and serves as adjunct professor of Curriculum & Foundations at Cleveland State University. Additionally, he is the Co-Host of the It’s About You morning show on WKYC Channel 3.
Mr. Macon was selected for Kaleidoscope magazine’s 40 Under 40, a feature of “40 African Americans, ages 40 and under, who are making significant contributions within the United States and within their respective organizations.”
“I am excited to be partnering with the Bedford Schools as a consultant in the field of Diversity and Inclusion, where I will offer guidance, create positive partnerships, and eventually create a strategic plan for many years to come,” said Mr. Macon. “We live in turbulent times when it comes to equality and social justice, but I believe it is in tough times where the greatest opportunities are available.”
Mr. Macon served as the Director of Governmental Affairs, Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Dialogue Consultant for the University of Central Florida. He also worked in the United States Congress, where one of his first missions and accomplishments was to get the Tuskegee Airman their first U.S. stamp. Additionally, he served as a trained mediator for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and fought for the rights of tenants in landlord tenant disputes, and was named a Minority Leaders Fellow in Washington, D.C. for his efforts.
Mr. Macon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Central Florida, a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and a Juris Doctor of Law from Florida A&M University College of Law, where he graduated in the Inaugural Class of 2005. During his time at Florida A&M University, he organized and published “The Independent Strike,” which was the first law school newsletter in the history of the school.
He has authored three books, one co-authored with his father and brother named, Porch Stories: Told and Interpreted, and is the sole author of Captured but not Conquered: How to the Live the Life of a Survivor, and Relationships: Seven Steps to Healing, Restoration, & Reconciliation.