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African Americans In YS Section
In this week’s article, the third in the News’ current series, “Facing Race,” we take a closer look at the interplay of race and representation in the village, based on interviews with six Black villagers in elected and other leadership roles locally.
Yellow Springs resident Phyllis Jackson, 95, died on July 11 after a long and rich life of service to the community she loved. A memorial service was held for Jackson on Saturday, July 18, at Central Chapel AME Church, where she’d been a member since 1943.
Facing Race: This is first in a series on the impacts of racism in Yellow Springs and local anti-racist efforts and activities.
A “labor of love” — as well as a labor of memory, representation and community — hit a significant milestone in February with the completion and release of the first physical edition of “Blacks in Yellow Springs: A Community Encyclopedia.”
On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, Yellow Springs commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march and program on the theme, “Raise Your Voice for Justice.” See a video of the event.
Central Chapel AME Church has a new pastor. Read more about Rev. Morné Meyer’s leadership of Yellow Springs’ AME church in the Nov. 28 issue of the News.
Due to inclement weather, the 365 Project’s Blacks in Yellow Springs walking tour focused on the history of Black landownership in the village, originally scheduled for June 15, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 22
“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.