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The Great Migration

Learn about the history of the mass exodus of African Americans who left the South to live and work in northern cities like Columbus, motivated by opportunities for economic and political advancement.

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Columbus Migrations

On this episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we’ll explore the migration of different cultures to Columbus, from the late 19th century through the 1970s.

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Columbus Migration 101: How Population Shifts Shaped Our City

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Ohio Penitentiary Fire of 1930

Don Rose writes a book about his father’s life as a judge in Columbus and discovers that his father worked on the Ohio Penitentiary fire of 1930. This discovery sets Don on a journey to uncover the full story of the third-deadliest building fire in U.S. history.

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Columbus Public Institutions

On this episode of Columbus Neighborhoods, we take a look at Columbus public institutions that have helped shape our city, including the Ohio Penitentiary, the Ohio School for the Deaf and the Ohio Institution for the Education of the Blind.

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