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James H. McGee, Dayton’s First African-American Mayor

James H. McGee (1918-2006) was Dayton’s first African American mayor, serving in that capacity from 1970 to 1981. At the time he was appointed to the office in 1970, he was one of the first black major city mayors in … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Comments on the 1914 Election

As you may have noticed, we’ve been sharing 100-years-ago-today social media postings from the diary of Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers. (You can see them on our Facebook page and on our Twitter @WrightStArchive under #MiltonWright.) On November 3 … Continue reading

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She is Dr. Colby’s daughter…

Yesterday’s 100-years-ago today diary posting from Bishop Milton Wright on our social media was as follows: Lorin’s came to supper. Mr. Thresher and wife called in the evening. She is Dr. Colby’s daughter. Diaries by their personal nature often record … Continue reading

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