Church hosts guest speaker

January 16, 2014

YELLOW SPRINGS — Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will host a program 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 called “From a Concept to an Exhibition: the Development of America I AM.” The church is located on US Route 68 between Xenia and Yellow Springs.

Dr. John E. Fleming will trace the idea of America I AM through the many stages of development involved in producing the broadest museum exhibition of its kind. The collection of artifacts represents nearly 500 years of American history and conveys the undeniable imprint African Americans have had on this country and the world. A power point presentation will show the exhibit as it appeared at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Fleming received his Ph. D. in American History from Howard University. His career includes positions in academia, the development and operation of museums, and the authorship of three published books and over 45 articles and book chapters. Locally, he was Project Director for the Development of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio. The Museum opened in 1988 with Dr. Fleming as Founding Director.

A light lunch of soup and bread follows the program. All are welcome to attend. Religious education classes are available for youth in preschool to sixth grade, beginning at 10 a.m.