EVENT: NOVEMBER 2 (10:00 AM-2:00 PM)
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
This popular event premiered in June 2019 and returns for an encore this fall!
Take a deep dive into Rendville history at several locations in this important mining town where African Americans and European immigrants lived side by side creating a fascinating outcome. Hosts will share the town’s rich story with visitors, including five occasions where African Americans from Rendville broke the color barrier in state and national history. Local filmmaker and musician Burr Beard will screen his documentary about the town. Author Frans Doppen will share the life of union organizer Richard L. Davis whose many letters to labor journals in the late 1800’s led to African Americans to inclusion in the United Mine Workers.
Residents, past and present, of Ohio’s smallest incorporated village (pop. 32) will share their own stories about growing up in Rendville, including All-American Basketball player Jerry Jackson. A traditional Rendville lunch featuring collard greens and sweet potato pie will be served.Tour the Rendville Art Works, Rendville Cemetery, a future history museum, and the historic Town Hall.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The day will conclude with plans and pleas for supporting the saving of this dynamic story for future generations.
REGISTER: On-line at rendvillehistory.org or check to Rendville Historic Preservation Society; 58 Elmwood Ave.; Athens, Ohio 45701.
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-707-1775
LOCATION: Rendville Town Hall, 6050 Main Street, Corning, OH