African-American Experience in Ohio

The African-American Experience in Ohio collection documents specific moments in the history of African Americans in Ohio in their own words, particularly focusing on their experiences from 1850-1920. It includes manuscripts, collections, photographs, and pamphlets from the Ohio History Connection Archives & Libraries and its National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center division in Wilberforce. This collection only scratches the surface of the African-American experience in Ohio and serves as a place to being inquiry into this diverse and complex history.

This digital collection was originally created as part of American Memory, an online resource by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program and was brought to you with the assistance of an award from The Library of Congress/ Ameritech National Digital Library Competiton. The previous iteration of this collection included extensive documentation in the form of newspapers and serials, as well as materials from the George A. Myers collection which has not been added to the Ohio. Memory.