An Evening of Black Springs Stories (Virtual)

Thursday January 20

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Join Nevada Humanities and Our Story Inc. for An Evening of Black Springs Stories, a story-focused 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 feature Reno historian Alicia Barber and past and present residents of Black Springs including Debbie Lobster, and Helen Townsell-Parker along with community supporters Andy Gordon and Demetrice Dalton. A presentation and panel discussion will feature an overview of 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, and the story of how Black families purchased homes there against seemingly insurmountable odds, including a lack of electricity, water, sewers, and paved roads, and began to build a lasting community. The evening will stress the importance of storytelling and the unshakable drive to build 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.