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Hidden Roots Panel Discussion

February 27 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm

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One event on February 27, 2021 at 10:30 am

Black History Month

Part 1: “Hidden Roots”
Thursday, February 18
Click here to watch the discussion

Learn from the following esteemed panelists about the rediscovery of Pleasant Litchford’s cemetery and story:

  • Kim Shoemaker Starr and Diane Kelly Runyon, Co-Authors, Secrets Under the Parking Lot
  • Kristin Greenberg, Upper Arlington Historical Society
  • John Schweikart, Archaeologist, Ohio History Connection
  • Reita Smith, Founding Chair, James Preston Poindexter Foundation
  • Sandra Jamison, Second Generation Historian, Second Baptist Church

Carl Smallwood, UAHS Class of ’74, Co-Director, Divided Community Project, will facilitate the discussion.

Part 2: “New Growth”
Saturday, February 27, 10:30 am- Noon
Virtual via Zoom
Phone: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 940 5496 5512

Learn more about the story of Pleasant Litchford, the connection to the greater community of Central Ohio and the community’s plans to steward the story into the future:

  • Steve Schoeny, Upper Arlington City Manager
  • Keith Pomeroy, Chief Academic Officer of UA Schools
  • Toya Williams, Litchford Descendant
  • Kim Shoemaker Starr and Diane Kelly Runyon, Co-Authors, Secrets Under the Parking Lot

Matt Boaz, Chief DEI Officer, UA Schools, will facilitate the discussion.


February 27
10:30 am-12:00 pm
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Upper Arlington, OH 43221 United States


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