African Americans In YS Section
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.
Villagers are invited to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with events over the long weekend under the theme “The Courage to Take a Stand.”
African-American villagers received citations from the YSPD at a significantly higher rate than to white villagers, according to a statistical study of local police data sponsored by the Justice System Task Force.
The taut psychological thriller “Endless,” made by students and associated faculty at Wilberforce University could be a key ingredient to a renaissance for one of two local HBCUs.
Betty and Jim Felder, both in their 80s, have been recounting their time in Yellow Springs, how they met and when they came here, by each telling their stories which circle back, intertwine and pick up where the other left off.
In the spring of 1944, a group of young African-American women came together under the leadership and musical direction of Dorothy Boyce. They called themselves “The Victorettes.”