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“Sometimes when I’m feeling down, I come in here and think, well, I did make a contribution to different communities at different times,” Alyce Earl Jenkins said in an interview last week. That’s quite an understatement.
The James A. McKee Association will host a community conversation on the history of African Americans in Yellow Springs this week.
The 2019 program for MLK Day in Yellow Springs features a march, program, lunch, teach-in and lecture across three days.
Last month, a newly poured block of concrete was defaced with a racial slur at the corner of Wright Street and West South College Street.
Antioch College and Wilberforce University are both small, private liberal arts colleges in Greene County. They were both founded in the 1850s. And in recent years they’ve both been trying to bounce back from financial and accreditation woes.
The 365 Project and Yellow Springs Heritage will collaborate to kick off the annual historical walking tour season on Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m., with a “Blacks in Yellow Springs” walking tour.
The 365 Project celebrates 10 years of engaging the community on issues of race and preserving local black history with an event on Sunday.
About 50 and counting local residents, whose lives span three centuries, are represented in an ambitious effort to create a social history, a people’s history, of African Americans in Yellow Springs, organized by The 365 Project.
Local children’s author Virginia Hamilton was given Great Ohioan Award by the Ohio Statehouse this week.
Bitter cold and falling snow didn’t keep villagers from honoring the civil rights leader on his actual birth date, January 15, and nearly 50 years after his assassination. See photos from the march and program after the jump.