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First Tuesday Tea – June
June 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, June 7th from Noon – 2 PM
Nicholson Auditorium (In-Person)
Join us in some fun – Chair Exercise led by Gregory Pearson & Columbus Black History by Rita Fuller Yates
Rita Fuller-Yates grew up on Long Street in the middle of Bronzeville in Columbus’s Near East, a neighborhood steeped in African-American history. But no one told those stories to Fuller-Yates when he was a kid.
“I’m 52 and didn’t know I lived in a wealthy community that had so many accomplishments when I lived there in the 70s and 80s. He was considered the ‘hood’. He was going through the epidemic crack and people were told that once you get educated you find another place to live,” Fuller-Yates said. “Now I feel compelled to make sure the next generation of young girls and black boys know their history, and they understand it from the perspective of how it comes and goes, and how communities are set up to go down and up.”
Fuller-Yates went on to earn a degree in history from Ohio University, but learning about her own history – the people, places and stories of her home community – proved to be very transformative. Now she hopes to pass that feeling on to others with a new book, Columbus Black History: Images From Our Past, Vol. I
Must RSVP-Limited Seating
Call Hellen Corder 614-645-0674 for Reservation
Come sip some tea and be…
This event is free and open to the public
Questions: Contact Linda Broadnax: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Tuesday Tea is generously funded by the Isabelle Ridgeway Foundation