This three-part series, hosted by Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, shares the historical events that have shaped our community racially, socially and economically. Each segment (about 20 minutes each) highlights key moments in Dayton’s history from the 1700s to the early 2000s and features elders from our community as they retell their earliest memories of Dayton. It was held October 14, 21, and 28, 2021.
Speakers included Kelly Bohrer, acting director of the ETHOS Center, School of Engineering; Leslie Picca, professor of
sociology and Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences; Tiffany Taylor Smith, executive director for inclusive excellence education and professional development; and William Smith, a member of the Dayton Public Schools Board of Education.
Part 1: 1700s to 1900, Kelly Bohrer
Part 2: 1900 to 1950, Leslie H. Picca
Part 3: 1950 to the Present, Tiffany Taylor
Poster: The Roots of Racism, University of Dayton