More than two months after Miami Valley protesters joined the nation demanding change after George Floyd was killed in police custody, News Center 7 this week presented a comprehensive community conversation on the status of police and racial justice reforms.
Things you should know in the demand for change following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police:
- The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center at Wilberforce reopens
- Enjoy Oxford has published a self-guided Black History Tour covering a range of the rich history of Oxford, Ohio’s Black community. Learn about world-famous jazz pianist Maurice Rocco, born and raised in Oxford. Visit the town’s Historically Black Churches, and see previous sites of segregation that were then integrated because of the determination of Black citizens who demanded that their rights to occupy space be fully respected and enforced. This tour is a celebration of the talents, bravery, and community-building of Oxford’s Black residents. In publishing this tour, we hope to keep their memory alive and to remember the importance of knowing our past in order to continue moving forward to a justice-oriented future. Pick up a copy of the tour booklet at the Enjoy Oxford office (14 W. Park Place, Suite C) or send your address to TaylorMeredith@EnjoyOxford.org to have one mailed.
By Reid Health
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