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Feb
04
2023

Articles About Black history

  • 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.

  • 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.

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