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African Americans In YS Section :: Page 5
Are people of color targeted by police here? Are African-American students in school punished worse than their white counterparts? Are racial minorities discriminated against in downtown stores? Is local black history being lost?
The 365 Project has rescheduled its “Mixed Race Discussion and Other Stuff” for Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Mills Lawn School.
Antioch College will host several upcoming events in honor of Black History Month, including artists talks and political action campaigns.
“Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.”
In some ways, it’s harder to be young and black in Yellow Springs today than in the 1970s.
Columbus resident Kwensi Kambon urged attendees at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel session this week at Antioch College to “deputize themselves” and fight against racial inequality and discrimination.
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday today, Monday, Jan. 20, village offices, schools and the News will be closed.
A rare 1970 film “King: A Filmed Record” that uses archival news footage will be shown locally as part of MLK Day events.
Young people who grew up in Yellow Springs during the 1960s were in a “racial, social and economic bubble” where kids had little awareness of race, class or economic level, according to Yellow Springs natives who will speak soon on the topic, “Being Black in Yellow Springs: The Sixties Experience.”
The complicated history of race relations in town and the significant role African Americans have played in the making of Yellow Springs will be addressed at a forum on Monday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest.