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Jul
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2024

African Americans In YS Section

  • Historical walking tour to visit cemetery

    The 365 Project’s next Blacks in Yellow Springs walking tour will be Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m., and will focus on “The African American History of Glen Forest Cemetery.”

  • 2024 Yellow Springs Juneteenth activities set for Saturday

    The 2024 Yellow Springs Juneteenth observance will take place Saturday, June 15, beginning with an historical walk from the front of Antioch College.

  • 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.

  • Sankofa Talk | A victim of Jim Crow tactics

    “The longer I live, the more incidents of mistreatment, ranging from covert to blatantly overt, keep piling up. Sometimes it feels like I’m at the bottom of a pile of football players and they just keep jumping onto the pile.”

  • The Briar Patch | Remembering Nancy Green

    “In many ways, art is one of the last bastions of propaganda that pushes racist and imperialist ideology through our visual engagement in society.”

  • Yellow Springs Kwanzaa celebration planned

    The Yellow Springs Kwanzaa Planning Committee has announced that this year’s community event will take place Saturday, Dec. 30, 6–8 p.m., at the John Bryan Community Center gym.

  • Wheeling Gaunt Day set for Oct. 7

    Wheeling Gaunt Day 2023 will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Wheeling Gaunt sculpture plaza, adjacent to the train station at the intersections of Dayton Street and Xenia Avenue.

  • Two more Blacks in Yellow Springs walking tours slated

    The “Black Women of Yellow Springs” tour will be presented Saturday, Aug. 12, and “Black Food Traditions of Yellow Springs” will take place Saturday, Aug. 26.

  • ‘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.

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