A Black Springs Homecoming: Finding History
Join Nevada Humanities and Our Story Inc. for a conversation about the history of Black Springs, Nevada, a neighborhood located in the North Valleys, approximately six miles from downtown Reno. The 26-minute film will be followed by a panel conversation with scholars and community members.
A Black Springs Homecoming: Finding History is a documentary film directed by Tsanavi Spoonhunter and produced by Nevada Humanities that tells the story of a small Nevada neighborhood and the ability of its residents to establish an enduring sense of community in the face of widespread racial discrimination and economic hardship. Current and former residents of Black Springs recall how the community worked together in the 1960’s and 1970’s to secure their own volunteer fire department, reliable water service, a community center and park, and more. Together with community partners, they describe ongoing efforts to strengthen the neighborhood’s identity and preserve its story for future generations.
This is a FREE program.