Articles About Central Chapel A.M.E. Church
For those who don’t know much about the life of Wheeling Gaunt, the Yellow Springs man who bought his own freedom from slavery and for whom Gaunt Park is named, there’s a handy resource out there — and it was written by Mills Lawn’s 2017–18 first-grade class.
On Monday, Jan. 15, several hundred villagers honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and legacy, Yellow Springs-style.
In the spring of 1944, a group of young African-American women came together under the leadership and musical direction of Dorothy Boyce. They called themselves “The Victorettes.”
The 2017 Central Chapel AME Church’s annual Gaunt Park Easter Egg Hunt took place last Saturday, April 15.
About 60 children took part in last Saturday’s annual Easter egg hunt at the Gaunt Park hill, sponsored by the Central Chapel AME Church.
While the American Civil War continued to rage unabated, President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”