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Roots of Racism in Dayton, Part 1

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Wednesday October 14, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


3-part series (Wednesdays 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 @ 6 pm)


Please register for each session:


Part 1 – Wed. 10/14

Part 2 – Wed. 10/21


Part 3 - Wed. 10/28


In light of the ongoing social injustice and civil unrest in the nation, the city of Dayton is taking a look back at the historical events that have shaped our community racially, socially, and economically. Hosted by Mayor Nan Whaley on Dayton Daily News fb page, this three-part series will stream on the Dayton Daily News Facebook page in 20-minute segments starting October 14th at 6:00PM. Each segment will highlight key moments in Dayton’s history from the 1700s to the early 2000s and feature elders from our community who retell their earliest memories of Dayton.


-October 14th at 6:00PM will feature:

Part I, covering the 1700s-1800s and the Roots of Racism in Dayton, Ohio: Early European Settlement, Native Removal and Anti-Slavery Ohio.


This session will explore the early European settlement in the Miami Valley region and forceful removal of indigenous populations; we also explore Blacks Laws and abolition in the Dayton area.



Kelly Bohrer, Director of Community Relations, Acting Director of the ETHOS Center, School of Engineering, Univ. of Dayton

Leslie Picca, Professor of Sociology and Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences, Univ. of Dayton William Smith, Board of Education Dayton Public Schools

Tiffany Taylor Smith, Executive Director for Inclusive Excellence Education and Professional Development, University of Dayton



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