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
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
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 […]