Pleasant Litchford and his family, all freed slaves, settled in Perry Township, Ohio, now Upper Arlington, in 1832. A blacksmith by profession, he eventually became the fourth-largest landowner in the area. By the early 1900s, restrictive covenants barred people of color from living in neighborhoods across the country. Later, the remains of the Litchfords and […]
Only three miles from Downtown Columbus, The American Addition was one of Central Ohio’s first African-American communities. But for decades, it was neglected and impoverished. See how community members worked with the city and Homeport to revitalize the neighborhood.