Join us for Archives Fridays: “The Hog Bottom African American Community in Dayton” on Feb. 19

Please join us for this month’s “Archives Fridays” presentation:

The Hog Bottom African American Community in Dayton
Friday, February 19
12-1 p.m.
Dunbar Library 315

guest speaker Faheem Dawud Curtis-Khidr

guest speaker Faheem Dawud Curtis-Khidr

The Hog Bottom research project looks into the importance of the now defunct Hog Bottom neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio. In many ways Hog Bottom played a seminal role as a springboard for the larger African American community within Dayton, Ohio. The study of Hog Bottom creates an intangible bond to what the lives and day to day experiences of the working class and impoverished African American community in West Dayton Ohio was like from the turn of the 20th century to the 1940’s.

We are pleased to welcome a guest speaker for this month’s presentation, Faheem Dawud Curtis-Khidr. 

Faheem is a recent graduate of Wright State University’s Graduate History program with a concentration in European History. Currently Faheem is teaching at Sinclair Community College within the History and African American Studies disciplines. Faheem is heavily involved in his feild of study and practice including partnerships with ASLAH, Reach Across Dayton, Center for Teaching and Learning, eMentoring Intiative and the African American History Museum in Wilberforce, Ohio. Faheem completed his undergraduate studies at North Carolina A&T State University.

This free event is open to anyone – faculty, staff, students, and the public. No advance registration is necessary. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.

This presentation is part of our “Archives Fridays” brown bag lunch series, which continues throughout the academic year. All sessions will be on Fridays and will be discuss an archives-related topic, hence the name: “Archives Fridays.” Each brown bag talk will start with a presentation by one of our archivists, and there will be time for questions and discussion afterwards.

For additional dates and topics, please see our blog post announcing the series or the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives event calendar.

We hope to see you there!

To contact Faheem about his Hog Bottom research project or to share stories about the neighborhood, he can be contacted at [email protected] or 937-269-3275.

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