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Articles About Black history

  • Crome Architecture brings new life to old church

    Max Crome is nearing completion designing and renovating an architecture studio located at the former site of the predominantly African American First Baptist Church.

  • Walk to honor Juneteenth, Black history

    In its second year as both an official Village and a federal holiday, Juneteenth will be celebrated in Yellow Springs on Sunday, June 19, beginning with a 10-mile walk from Wilberforce to the village and culminating in a celebration at the Bryan Center.

  • A violin unlike any other

    Amanda Ewing is working to produce a violin for Anne Harris — the first such instrument produced by a Black woman luthier for a Black woman fiddle player in recorded history.

  • A brief history of Omar Circle

    One of the nation’s few housing subdivisions built by an African American developer is nestled in a location that spans 21.2-acres and includes houses situated across the street from Yellow Springs High School, and just down the road from Gaunt Park.

  • ‘A Powerful Thang’ returns to Yellow Springs

    On Saturday, April 2, “A Powerful Thang,” which was shot in large part in the village, will screen at the Little Art Theatre, where it debuted upon its release more than 30 years ago. Filmmaker Davis will make her return to the village for the screening.

  • Black-owned businesses in Yellow Springs: an oral history

    In decades past, a villager could walk through town and encounter a host of businesses owned by Black residents of Yellow Springs.

  • ‘Loud As the Rolling Sea’ | An interview with activist, educator Jewel Graham

    In collaboration with 91.3-FM WYSO’s Eichelberger Center for Community Voices, the News is publishing excerpted transcripts from WYSO’s series “Loud As the Rolling Sea.”

  • ‘Loud As the Rolling Sea’ — Alyce Earl-Jenkins on the civil rights generation

    In collaboration with 91.3-FM WYSO’s Eichelberger Center for Community Voices, the News is publishing excerpted transcripts from WYSO’s series “Loud As the Rolling Sea.”

  • ‘Loud As the Rolling Sea’— Yvonne Seon on Black studies, history

    In collaboration with 91.3-FM WYSO’s Eichelberger Center for Community Voices, the News is publishing excerpted transcripts from WYSO’s series “Loud As the Rolling Sea.”

  • ‘Caesar’s Redemption’— Local history, authentically imagined

    Local playwright Kane Stratton is debuting an eight-minute film vignette drawn from a longer script that explores the life of a Black man named Caesar, a “maroon” among the Shawnee people of southwestern Ohio in the 1770s and beyond.

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