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Apr
08
2020

African Americans In YS Section

  • Encyclopedia highlights Black lives

    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.”

  • VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Yellow Springs

    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.

  • New pastor for historic AME church

    Reverend Morné Meyer, hailing from South Africa, has been appointed pastor of Central Chapel AME Church in Yellow Springs. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    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.

  • 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.