Join us for a visit to the Ohio History Center to see artifacts from an early civil rights organization that advocated for fair housing, desegregation and other issues in Columbus in the 1940s.
Learn how one community-based drug-prevention and youth leadership program, Youth to Youth, is working in Columbus. Host Javier Sanchez shares what he gained from the program: One of the most important things I gained from my involvement with the Youth to Youth program is the opportunity to be connected to something bigger than myself. It […]
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 […]
On this episode, Charlene and Javier each tell personal stories, plus we make a stop at the best place to learn about our state’s past — Ohio History Connection. Discover the story of a freed slave who became the fourth-largest landowner in what’s now Upper Arlington, a local drug-prevention and youth leadership program, and artifacts […]
Next time, meet Columbus change-makers, past and present. Discover the story of a freed slave who became the fourth-largest landowner in the Upper Arlington area, a local drug-prevention and youth leadership program, and artifacts from a civil rights organization in Columbus. Watch at 8:30pm Thursday, April 5 on WOSU TV!