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Sep
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2019
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African Americans In YS Section

  • Blacks in YS tour rescheduled

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

    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

  • Alyce Earl Jenkins— Recognized for service, teaching

    Alyce Earl Jenkins is shown in her Omar Circle home. She has been widely recognized for her work of rehabilitation counseling at Wright State University. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “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.

  • McKee Group program to focus on local black history

    The James A. McKee Association will host a community conversation on the history of African Americans in Yellow Springs this week.

  • “Stay Woke” — 2019 MLK Day events slated

    Several hundred villagers showed up in the cold and snow to march and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The 2019 program for MLK Day in Yellow Springs features a march, program, lunch, teach-in and lecture across three days.

  • Sidewalk slur evinces racism

    A newly poured concrete curb along West South College and Wright streets was defaced with a racial slur on Oct. 30 (left), and was smoothed over before it set completely (right) by a worker. (Photos Submitted by Kevin McGruder)

    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.

  • 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.