Posts Tagged ‘ Black history month ’

Central State University

February 29, 2012
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Central State University’s history began when Wilberforce College was established in 1856. This was founded as a partnership between the Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1887, the Ohio General Assembly enacted legislation to create the Industrial Department at Wilberforce College, to provide training for teachers...
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Wilberforce University

February 22, 2012
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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University is a liberal arts African- American University located in southern Ohio. Affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, it was the first college to be owned and operated by African- Americans. The college was founded in 1856 by the Cincinnati, Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal...
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Civil Rights Movement

February 16, 2012
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The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968) refers to the movement aimed at outlawing racial discrimination and restoring voting rights to African-Americans. The movement was characterized by major campaigns of civil resistance. Between 1955 and 1968, acts of nonviolent protests produced crisis situations between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and...
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C.J. McLin

February 9, 2012
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Clarence Joseph McLin Jr. (known as C.J. McLin), was an American politician of the Ohio Democratic Party. He ran for state representative in 1966 following the race riots in Dayton and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He won the election and served eleven consecutive terms. In 1988 he won a twelfth term but...
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Mayor Robert Clayton Henry

February 2, 2012
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Robert Clayton Henry was the mayor of Springfield, Ohio from 1966 to 1968 and was the first African American mayor of an American city.  In 1961 he was elected to Springfield’s commission until 1966, when he was appointed mayor. He only served one term and refused to run for re-election so he could pursue...
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