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Doctor Tee Ford-Ahmed poses for a portrait next to the stain-glass window inside of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church that has since become the symbol for the church, in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Historic Black Church Receives Grant To Begin Major Renovation Project

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Mount Zion Baptist Church in Athens is one of 40 historic sites in America to receive part of a $3 million grant that will help preserve African American landmarks. The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund announced July 15 that Mount Zion was among the grant recipients. Competition for the grants is… Read More

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Nationally known artist in residency in Nelsonville


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Paper Circle Press Release, July 8, 2021 Event Contact: Scout B Ery (she/her), shop.papercircle@gmail.com; (740) 331-1893; papercircle.org Event Date: July 26 through 30, 2021 Event Location: Paper Circle, 35 W. Columbus St., Nelsonville, OH 45764 Headline: Nationally-Known Artist Delita Martin to Have Art Residency at Paper Circle Studio NELSONVILLE, OHIO: During the week of July… Read More

Front of the John Gee Black Historical Center building with American Flag blowing in front of it.

Black Historical Center in Gallipolis Receives Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Grant

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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

People around Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Athens Celebrates First Juneteenth As A National Holiday

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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 and… Read More