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African Americans In YS Section

  • A partnership for Wilberforce and Antioch

    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.

  • Walking tours to kick off with ‘Blacks In Yellow Springs’

    Tour guides Malaya Booth, left, and Annlyn Foster speak outside Central Chapel AME Church during a "Blacks In YS" walking tour in 2017.

    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.

  • Celebrate 10 years of The 365 Project

    The 365 Project celebrates 10 years of engaging the community on issues of race and preserving local black history with an event on Sunday.

  • A people’s history of Yellow Springs

    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.

  • Hamilton honored as ‘Great Ohioan’

    Local children’s author Virginia Hamilton was given Great Ohioan Award by the Ohio Statehouse this week.

  • GALLERY — MLK Jr. Day in the village

    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.

  • MLK Jr. Day events in YS — ‘The Courage to Take a Stand’

    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.”

  • Village Council— Blacks get more citations

    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.

  • BLOG–A Pleasant Future for Wilberforce University

    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.

  • Always coming home to the village

    Jim and Betty Felder came to Yellow Springs when Jim was a young Air Force officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Betty a teacher in the Mad River Township schools. They raised their two sons, Greg and Kevin, in the Omar Circle home where they still live. (Photo by Holly Hudson)

    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.