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Activate Now – The March Begins

Activism can be subtle and silent. But in Yellow Springs and  Antioch College activism is about being seen and being heard, about moving from passivity to action, from injustice to justice. The WYSO Archives give us a view into the movements that have been formed and forged in our community.

Take a walk along the path of activism that wends its way through campus and the village of Yellow Springs, and learn a little history about the legacy of activism from the 1960s and 70s.

In September of 1963, four little girls were killed in the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama. Villagers and Antioch students came together to mourn those murdered and to strengthen their resolve against violence and bigotry. Here by the tennis courts is where they gathered to march through the streets of Yellow Springs on September 22.

Below is an audio clip of a WYSO reporter at the scene of the march on September 22 1963.