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King Lincoln

Lesson Plans

  • A Vibrant African American Community Emerges

    Historical Context and Overview In the early 1800s, there were only 43 “free colored” citizens in Columbus. Within ten years, 1840-1850, the number of African-American citizens doubled from 805 to 1607 people. There are only glimpses of African-American life in Columbus in the 19th century, but it is clear that Read More
  • King-Lincoln: Churches East High School Traditions

    Historical Context and Overview The cultural life of Columbus has religion at its roots. Churches represented religious beliefs, community and friendship, common purpose, charity, and education for the young or newly - arrived and medical help for the needy. Many of the African-American churches in King-Lincoln are well over 100 years Read More
  • A Legacy of Music

    Historical Context and Overview The King-Lincoln Neighborhood has long been known for its artistic contributions to the city and to the nation. Aminah Robinson has work throughout a number of locations in the community. Students may also be familiar with her children’s books or may know her from her living Read More
  • A Freeway Divides

    Historical Context and Overview By the 1950s and 1960s, the King-Lincoln neighborhood was changing. With the enactment of civil rights legislation that outlawed segregation in public areas and accommodations, the hotels, theaters, and jazz clubs which had served as venues for African American musicians were no longer the only places Read More
  • Jewish Businesses on Mt. Vernon and the Civil Rights Movement

    Historical Context and Overview The civil rights movement in Columbus came to a head in the Mt. Vernon business district of King Lincoln. Although many of the causes had happened elsewhere in the city, this was the scene of confrontation. In September 1967, a protest was directed at Marvin Bonowitz, Read More
  • Transforming the King-Lincoln Neighborhood

    Historical Context and Overview King-Lincoln has history, opportunity, resources of people and institutions, a musical and artistic legacy, and challenges that came with segregation, integration, dividing freeways, lack of jobs, downward national economic turns, suburbanization, and numerous efforts to revitalize. In the 1990s, a snapshot of the neighborhood would have Read More
  • King-Lincoln: A Cradle for Artists

    Historical Context and Overview The King-Lincoln Neighborhood has long been known for its artistic contributions to the city and to the nation. Aminah Robinson has work throughout a number of locations in the community. Students may also be familiar with her children’s books or may know her from her living Read More
  • East High School Traditions

    Historical Context and Overview The cultural life of Columbus has religion at its roots. Churches represented religious beliefs, community and friendship, common purpose, charity, and education for the young or newly - arrived and medical help for the needy. Many of the African-American churches in King-Lincoln are well over 100 years Read More
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Lessons from My Neighborhood

  • My Neighborhood: How to Tell Your Story

    Were you captivated by one or more Columbus Neighborhoods stories? Did it stir up images and memories of a place that is special to you? We invite you step into the shoes of a storyteller and producer. And we offer a surefire starter—My Neighborhood Toolkit—that will guide you from shaping your narrative to putting Read More
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