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Collage for the African-American Experience in Ohio

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This selection of manuscript and printed text and images drawn from the collections of the Ohio Historical Society illuminates the history of black Ohio from 1850 to 1920, a story of slavery and freedom, segregation and integration, religion and politics, migrations and restrictions, harmony and discord, and struggles and successes.

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The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. These primary historical documents reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress and the Ohio Historical Society do not endorse the views expressed in these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some readers.


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The digitization and presentation of these materials by the Ohio Historical Society * was supported by an award from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition. Links marked * are to web pages mounted at the awardee institution. The digital reproductions of the materials are also mounted at the awardee institution.

The source materials for this collection are housed at the Ohio Historical Society . * For information about the original materials or to obtain reproductions, contact the Ohio Historical Society. *


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