We take pride in our committed staff members who actively engage with their communities.
Lydia Lee, our Program Director, recently collaborated on a project and presentation with students from Malone University. This presentation reflects her ongoing interest in a once-thriving area of Canton. Having grown up in Southeast Canton, Lydia advocates preserving the community and its people’s memories. Her goal is to enhance the remaining aspects of the area, making it a better place to see, live, and thrive in.
This year, Professor Jay Case from Malone University approached the Lafayette Southeast Group, inviting them to participate in video interviews for the history and audio-visual students at Malone. A subset of the 10-member group visited the history class to share our stories, and six individuals were officially interviewed on video. On December 11, these stories were presented, along with additional insights gained during the semester.
The videos and stories are now part of the archives in the Stark County Black History section at the McKinley Museum!