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African Americans in Ithaca: Situating People in Place and Time


All events will take place at Southside Community Center (305 South Plain Street, Ithaca, NY) unless otherwise noted


Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:00-9:00 PM

7:00 PM Welcome with Dr. Nia Nunn, Nydia Blas and Rod Howe

7:10 PM Performances by UNITED Dance, Dope Steppers of Ithaca College, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

7:30 PM Southside neighborhood plan update with Seph Murtagh, Ithaca City Councilman

7:45 PM Southside Neighborhood: Where we have been and where we are going with Dr. Nia Nunn, Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, and Ms. Lucy Brown 

8:30 PM Discussion

Refreshments served throughout


Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:30 AM-5:15PM

9:30-9:45 AM Orientation to the Day with Dr. Nia Nunn, Nydia Blas and Rod Howe

9:45 AM-1:00 PM Southside Community Scanning Project (Computer Room) with Donna Eschenbrenner and Cindy Kjellander-Cantu from The History Center

9:45-11:00 AM Connections on Cleveland Avenue with Christine O’Malley from History Ithaca and Robert Kibbee from The History Center’s HistoryForge

11:15 AM-NOON African-Americans in Tompkins County and Ithaca in the Mid-19th Century with Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell

NOON-12:30 PM Celebrating the Mosaic Mural Project at Southside

12:30-1:15 PM Lunch served featuring Tucker’s Catering

1:30-3:30PM Southside Community Center Real Talk Teach-in: Past and present conversations around current issues 2 sessions with Dr. Nia Nunn, Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Pastor Wright, and Pastor Price

4:00-5:00 PM Staged reading of excerpt from Counting Wheat Street by Tompkins County historian Carol Kammen (St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, 116 Cleveland Avenue, Ithaca, NY) featuring actors Sylvie Yntema and Carley Robinson, produced by Lucy Walker and Julia Taylor from The History Center

5:00-5:15 PM Closing Remarks


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