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African Americans In YS Section :: Page 3
The Briar Patch— Mortgaging humanity: Property values and the life of Wheeling Gaunt
There is clear distinction between Gaunt’s humanitarian-based business structure, and the economic system of slavery upon which our mortgage system is based. Bundling enslaved people — captives — into securities had benefits for the slave owner.
A path to progress on race?
This is fourth in a series on the impacts of racism in Yellow Springs and local anti-racist efforts and approaches.
Leading while Black in Yellow Springs
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.
Remembering Phyllis Jackson
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.
Racism in village often covert
Facing Race: This is first in a series on the impacts of racism in Yellow Springs and local anti-racist efforts and activities.
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
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
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
“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.