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African Americans In YS Section
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yellow Springs philanthropist and businessman Wheeling Gaunt was awarded an honorary degree posthumously by Wilberforce University at the college’s commencement on Saturday, May 6.
During a recent interview with the News, village residents and co-founders of The Jael Group, or TJG, Steven and Jalyn Roe, often mentioned a spiritual concept related to “the way”: an opening, path, direction, even a process that at times means finding “a way out of no way.”
“How quickly can we reimagine what accountability looks like? How many more hashtags do we need before a true reckoning happens?”
“As a person of color in this community, I often find myself torn between feeling lucky to live where I do and wanting to scream at the constant state of ‘white people just not getting it.'”
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.
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.