WYSO Programming Notes

Marching On
3:47 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Activate Now – Downtown Yellow Springs

Sit in at Gegner's barber shop.

This is the seventh stop of the Marching On project for the Hernd0n Gallery's current exhibition Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change--Activate Now! The final picture in the above slideshow is a map showing all of the stops on this tour of activism.

In the early 1960s, the Antioch College campus and the village of Yellow Springs were united in action against the last vestiges of discrimination in public accommodations in the village. Lewis Gegner refused to cut Black men’s hair in his downtown barbershop despite court orders to integrate.

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Marching On
3:46 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Activate Now – The March Concludes…And Yet It Continues

Walter Anderson leading villagers in a march to protest racial discrimination at Gegner's barber shop.

This is the eighth and final stop of the Marching On project for the Hernd0n Gallery's current exhibition Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change--Activate Now! The final picture in the above slideshow is a map showing all of the stops on this tour of activism.

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Marching On
3:45 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Activate Now – Unity House

Unity House - Black Student Dorm, 1968

This is the second stop of the Marching On project for the Hernd0n Gallery's current exhibition Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change--Activate Now! The final picture in the above slideshow is a map showing all of the stops on this tour of activism. 

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Marching On
3:45 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Activate Now – The Mound

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his 1965 speech at Antioch College

This is the fourth stop of the Marching On project for the Hernd0n Gallery's current exhibition Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change--Activate Now! The final picture in the above slideshow is a map showing all of the stops on this tour of activism.

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Marching On
3:43 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Activate Now – Red Square

Michael Kraus, Antioch professor of English

This is the third stop of the Marching On project for the Hernd0n Gallery's current exhibition Unpacking the Archives: Frameworks for Change--Activate Now! The final picture in the above slideshow is a map showing all of the stops on this tour of activism.

The site of Friday night folk dances, this area nestled between North Hall and Main Building was also the location of rallies and gatherings. Kelly Hall, the Main Building auditorium, housed concerts, films, and lectures. Some well known activists have spoken there, including Coretta Scott King.

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