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Lived Experiences: Black History in Oxford

Monday, August 7, 2023
6:00 pm
Oxford Lane Library, 2nd Floor

Join us for an upcoming exhibit featuring primary resources from the holdings of Smith Library of Regional History and local community organizations, which will be co-curated by Brad Spurlock, Smith History Library Manager and Jacqueline Johnson, Miami University Archivist. Focusing on the Black experience in Oxford, Ohio, the exhibit will encourage participants to develop a sense of community through a shared local history, and promote racial healing. The exhibit will open August 7th with a reception and keynote by Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, the first woman of African American descent to serve as national president of the League of Women Voters. Jefferson-Jenkins is also a 1974 graduate of the former Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio.

Funded by a grant from the Oxford Community Foundation with support from the Miami University Humanities Center, Miami University Libraries, and Lane Public Library.

Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins
Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins
Social Historian and Activist