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Yellow Springs in Greene County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Virginia Hamilton

 
 
Virginia Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2017
1. Virginia Hamilton Marker
Inscription. Virginia Hamilton was an author who was born in Yellow Springs in 1934, living and writing here much of her life. She referred to her work as “ Liberation Literature,” focusing on the struggles and journeys of African Americans. Hamilton published more than forty books in a variety of genres, including realistic novels, science fiction, picture books, folktales and mysteries. Some of her most beloved titles include The House of Dies Dreer, M.C. Higgins the Great, Her Stories and If People Could Fly. Her books have had a profound influence on the study of race throughout American history, the achievements of African Americans and the ramifications of racism. Hamilton received numerous awards for her writing before passing away in 2002. Her work is enshrined at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
 
Erected 2016 by Dayton Regional STEM School The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 29- 29.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.193′ N, 83° 53.429′ W. Marker is in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in Greene County. Marker is on Xenia Avenue (U.S. 68) near East Davis Street, on the
Virginia Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2017
2. Virginia Hamilton Marker
full view of marker against brick wall of library
right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Yellow Springs Community Library Branch, Greene County Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs OH 45387, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antioch College / and Glen Helen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Antioch College (approx. mile away); Glen Helen Natural Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moncure Daniel Conway / The Conway Colony (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Grinnell Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Erastus Mitchell Birch (approx. 1.6 miles away); Horace Mann (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Birch (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellow Springs.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
Virginia Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2017
3. Virginia Hamilton Marker
marker as seen from Xenia Avenue in front of the library
Virginia Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 15, 2017
4. Virginia Hamilton Marker
front door of library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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