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A Conversation at The Well Restaurant

Randy Groff, a local historian and longtime community activist, talks about Lancaster, Ohio’s challenges and the future of the city. Photos courtesy of: Fairfield County Heritage Association

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A City Divided: Lancaster During the Civil War

Lancaster was the home of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union general known for Sherman’s March to the Sea, but it was also a city divided between pro-abolition and anti-abolition sentiments. Photos courtesy of: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Fairfield County Heritage Association, Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection

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From the Vault: The Vanguard League of Columbus

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.

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The Youth to Youth Program

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 […]

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The Story of Pleasant Litchford

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 […]

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