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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Off the winding Route 33 and 12 miles east of Athens, a town with two names was founded in the 1800s by seven formerly enslaved African Americans: Tablertown, or Kilvert, depending on who you ask and where you are. David Butcher is a direct descendent of the Tablers and says his… Read More
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WOUB) — A 150 year story of segregation, perseverance and preservation resides in Gallia County thanks to a group working to preserve local Black history. The walls of the John Gee Black Historical Center in Gallipolis are adorned with local artifacts. The uniform of a Tuskegee airman and Porter native Henry Norman salutes… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — People in Athens gathered Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were emancipated over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations have grown in the past year, said Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, an organizer of the free little library unveiling at Mt. Zion Baptist Church… Read More
Juneteenth is a celebration of the Emancipation of slaves. The Pump House is hosting a celebration with an opening reception and a program with Dancing, Poetry, and Musical Presentations. Refreshments will be served. Free Admission.
Ohio University students, faculty and staff celebrated more than 400 years of African-American history Tuesday afternoon in the Baker Student Center. The Ohio University Black Graduate Student Association (OUGBSA) organized the inaugural Live Museum. “It’s called a live museum so people can engage in the museum and learn more about historical figures,” said Ebony Porter,… Read More