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“The court decision in John H. Patterson’s case was announced…”

On March 13, 1915, Bishop Milton Wright wrote in his diary: The court decision in John H. Patterson’s case was announced. To have a new trial. Orville, Kath., & Knabenshue went to the depot to see Patterson come in. There … Continue reading






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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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