Monthly Archives: February 2012

Central State University

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 … Continue reading

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February 23, 1945

One of the most iconic photographs in American history was taken by photographer Joe Rosenthal 67 years ago today. The flag raising at Iwo Jima is a profound photograph, but did you know there is a connection to Dayton, Ohio? … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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