An Evening of Black Springs Stories (Virtual)
Join Nevada Humanities and Our Story Inc. for An Introduction to Black Springs, a conversation about the history of Black Springs, Nevada, a neighborhood located in the North Valleys, approximately six miles from downtown Reno.
The conversation will be moderated by Angie Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer for Guardian Quest, Inc., and the event will feature past and present residents and community supporters of Black Springs, including Helen Townsell-Parker and Demetrice Dalton, with an overview of some ongoing collaborative projects to document and promote the neighborhood’s history from historian Alicia Barber. We will discuss the development and growth of this area from the 1940s to today, including the struggle and fight for basic infrastructure for the residents of Black Springs. Additionally, the story will be shared of how Black families purchased homes in Black Springs against seemingly insurmountable odds, including a lack of electricity, water, sewers, and paved roads, and began to build a lasting community.
This is a FREE program.
This program will be hosted live online via zoom. Click here to join this program for free.
Image Credit: Nevada Black History Project, UNRS-P1977-56-0782, Special Collections and University Archives Department, University of Nevada, Reno.