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African Americans In YS Section :: Page 4
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
The 2019 program for MLK Day in Yellow Springs features a march, program, lunch, teach-in and lecture across three days.
New discussions to start — Finding ways to face race, together
An adapted model calls for diverse groups of eight to 12 people and a facilitator, who meet in two-hour sessions over six weeks, with a different topic each week, from implicit bias to inequity. National and local statistics will be explored and take-home exercises offer more opportunities to learn. At the model’s heart, however, is sharing stories.
Sidewalk slur evinces racism
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’
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.