Clifton KY: An Absent Presence

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In celebration of Black History Month, learn more about the African-American presence in the Ohio-Kentucky region. Known for its diverse landscapes and cultures, this area has only recently acknowledged the historical presence of Black people. Utilizing interviews, lived experiences, field research, and personal archival photos, we'll learn the story of a Black farming enclave called “Clifton.” Presenter Dr. Arthur Cromwell (historian, media studies specialist, and Ohio University professor emeritus) will use descendants' histories and experiences to trace a regional diaspora that spread throughout portions of Ohio.

Accompanying this talk will be and an historical exhibit:

On display on the Circulation Area Wall from February 2nd through February 28th.

Meet the Exhibitor Reception: Tuesday, February 13th, at 6:00pm.




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