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.