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Mount Vernon Preview

Next time, we’re visiting Mount Vernon, Ohio, for a look at history, hope and renewal. Architectural historian Jeff Darbee takes us to the Woodward Opera House block, and we go behind the scenes at the Mount Vernon Barn Co. Watch at 8:30pm Thursday, Feb. 21 on WOSU TV!

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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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