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Jun
18
2024

Articles About Black history

  • The 365 Project’s Blacks in Yellow Springs walking tours to return

    About 30 people attended 365 Project’s Blacks in Yellow Springs cemetery tour on Saturday, July 24, featuring the stories of the Black villagers who are buried there. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

    On Saturday, June 1, a General African American History of Yellow Springs tour will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the Mills Park Hotel.

  • Barbara Fleming’s ‘African American Mothers’ nudges policymakers

    Local resident Barbara Fleming, Ph.D., recently released her new book, “African American Mothers: Their Children and Their Poverty in America in the First Quarter of the Twenty-First Century.”

  • Black Civil War veterans of Yellow Springs focus of upcoming talk

    The genealogy of Black Civil War veterans of Yellow Springs will be the focus of a community workshop presented by Antioch College and hosted by the Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom on two consecutive Saturdays in December.

  • ‘Springs to Freedom’ to discuss, dramatize Conway Colony story

    On Sunday, July 9, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will present “Springs to Freedom,” an informational and theatrical gathering concerning the history of the Conway-Gwinn Colony.

  • 2023 Yellow Springs Juneteenth celebration set

    Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a gathering outside Yellow Springs High School, for a walk that will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed through the village past several sites of significance in the Black history of Yellow Springs.

  • 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day | ‘The fierce urgency of now’

    Around 200 villagers assembled on Jan. 16, to contemplate Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to action through the “fierce urgency of now,” in observation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • ‘Louverture Exchange’ — Black legacy through music

    Cincinnati native Napoleon Maddox will present excerpts from musical and spoken word works in collaboration with Tronee Threat and the World House Choir on Thursday, Oct. 13. Maddox is pictured dressed as Haitian Revolution leader Toussaint Louverture at Château de Joux, where Louverture was imprisoned and died. Maddox composed “L’Ouverture de Toussaint,” a portion of which will be performed in Yellow Springs, about Louverture.

    History, generational struggle and legacy will be the unifying themes of “Louverture Exchange: A Musical Dialogue,” a performance featuring the World House Choir, hip-hop artist and local resident Tronee Threat and headlined by international performer Napoleon Maddox on Thursday, Oct. 13.

  • H.U.M.A.N. library opens at Antioch College

    A newly minted library honors H.U.M.A.N.’s founders, Antioch professors William D. Chappelle and James N. Dunn and community activist Glynna Garrett.

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary debuts at festival

    “Paul Laurence Dunbar: An American Poet,” produced by the Xenia-based Caesar’s Ford Theatre and directed by the theater’s project manager and playwright, Kane Stratton, will debut at the Dayton Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Neon theater between 7 and 9 p.m.

  • 1964 Editorial | What the Negro is trying to say

    About a month after the Gegner incident, Pat Matthews, a Yellow Springs News staff member, and later, columnist, wrote this editorial, which was published in newspapers throughout the country and attracted national attention.

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