African Americans in Southeastern Ohio

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Announcements - Old & New and Upcoming Events!

Underground Railroad Museum, Flushing, Ohio
Ohio African American Genealogy
The 'Slave Narrative' of Mrs. Sarah Francis (Wood) Burke
John N. Templeton Responds to Ohio Supreme Court Ruling that Free Blacks Must Post $500 Bond (1829)
"Jim Crow" America Photos Includes Segregated Lancaster, Ohio Store (1934)
The Story of Rendville, Ohio: An Interracial Quest for Community in the Post Civil War Era
A Black History of Athens County and Ohio University
Ross County, Ohio Records of African Americans
African Education and Benevolent Society of Chillicothe
Literary and Professional Colored Men and Women
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Edward Strutt Abdy Visits Chillicothe, 1834
African-American Experience in Ohio: 1850-1920
International Black Index Source Directory
Martin R. Delan[e]y

Audio files:
Local researchers, Henry Burke and Michel Perdreau, discuss Southeastern Ohio's African American History in RealAudio.
Dr. Herbert Martin's lecture, "The African American Oral Tradition" in RealAudio.
You'll need a RealPlayer to listen to these audio files. Download the free RealPlayer 5.0 here.

African-American Notables in Southeastern Ohio

Featuring - The Civil War Experience
District of Columbia. Company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln

United States Colored Troops - Searchable Database - National Parks Service
In memory: Nimrod BURKE (1836-1914)
127th Ohio Infantry - 5th U.S. Colored Infantry
African-American Civil War Memorial
Milton M. Holland, 5th USCT, Co. C - Albany, OH - Medal of Honor Recipient
Fifth United States Colored Troops
USCT Casualties - Roll of Honor #13 (1867) -Courtesy Henry Burke

Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) - Biographical Sketch
Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) - In the News !

Reward PosterThis SIG is a project of the Underground Railroad Research Center of Southeastern Ohio, Inc.

The stated purpose and mission of the URRCSO is to celebrate and revendicate the African-AmericanReward Poster, 1784 legacy of Southeastern Ohio through its people, its culture and artifacts, etc.

The URRCSO is based in Marietta, Ohio. Mr. Henry R. Burke is the founding president and driving force.

Check out Henry's homepage for an overview of our activities.

A board of directors and a corps of correspondents or representatives for the many counties of Appalachia Ohio will shape the policies and directions of the Center and the website you are viewing.

Thomas Jefferson Furguson, founder of Albany Enterprise AcademyAfrican-American Notables in Southeastern Ohio

Sample of material found and sought ....

AFRAMSEO census records, cemeteries, Albany Enterprise Academy, records of Blacks/Black Laws of Ohio, American Colonization Society activities, special census (1861), freedom papers, Black settlements and communities, Black churches, Black cemeteries, runaway slave ads., slave rescue cases, photographs, celebrities, autobiographies, announcements, author(1)author(2), missionaries, Afro-American institutions, county histories (special focus), cultural/ethnic tourism, population studies, bibliographies, compilations, military history - 5th USCT - Company lists ... , music, special events, Blacks in commerce and industry, Emancipation celebrations, family histories, family reunions, lawsuits (slavery), publications, videotapes, miscegenation, tri-racial isolates (WIN, Guineas, Carmel Indians, Melungeons, etc.)

Books by Alvin C. Adams, Hold Tight to the Hames: Episodes of Life in Athens County (Ohio) and Ancestors of the Tablers of Tabertown (now Kilvert, Ohio).

Please contact us to post your announcements, contributions, and suggestions.

Have you read some obscure publication with an item relevant to our topic?

Let us know about it too! Periodicals, Monographs, etc.

A precursor to this undertaking is the Afro-Americana entry under the Public Libraries section of the SEORF gopher. The new Web environment gives us greater flexibility and a wide access. See African-American Notables in Southeastern Ohio an enhanced version of a previous offering!

Want to learn more? Read Henry's latest book production, his "Window to the Past" newspaper column (weekly) in the MARIETTA TIMES, also take his tour of the URR with a mandatory stop at Henderson Hall across the Ohio river in Williamstown, WV. Read about the lawsuit Henderson v. Putnam before you go !

Check out the photo exhibit by Charlie Fogle in the Levee House Cafe, grab a bite, purchase postcards reproduction of items in the show!

NOW on this site links to research about Joshua McCarter Simpson (1821-1877) Black abolitionist (Zanesville, OH), herbal physician, poet, and community activist; James Edwin Campbell (1867-1896) Afro-American educator (Pomeroy, OH), poet (precursor of Paul Lawrence Dunbar), political activist, and newspaper editor. Other authors under consideration: James Madison Bell, Carrie Williams Clifford (1862-1934), A. J. Jackson, J. McHenry Jones, John Newton Templeton d. 1851 - Ohio University Graduate, 1828; Allen E. Graham, Lucy Mae Turner, Martin Luther King in Athens, OH (1959), etc.

Related sites with similar undertakings...

Booker T. Washington Literary Club, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Athens OH (1909)The Afrigeneas Homepage - Genealogy-Family History-Sources, etc.
African American Museums Association (AAMA)
Lest We Forget Page
Alliance for West Virginia Black History
Heritage Books, Inc. - African-American Titles
Black History Month Website
Melungeon History site
Abolitionist Exhibit from the Library of Congress (
African-American Studies Department - Ohio University, Athens, OH

Index to Ohio Newspapers / Ohio Historical Society
Archives and Manuscripts Repositories in West Virginia
W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/New York Public Library
Ohio Historical Society (OHS), Columbus, OH
The Progress of a People: A special Presentation of the African American Pamphlet Collection (Daniel P. Murray - LOC)
National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Museum, Wilberforce, OH
African American Heritage Preservation, Inc.
Dayton Black History homepage
Great Ohio Road Trips
Funeral Homes and Cemeteries in Ohio
Civil War Comes to Charleston, WV - Lightburn/Afro-Americans' migration into SEO
Ohio Resources (ROOTSWEB) - Genealogy, Local History, Archives, Libraries, etc.
Census data from the U.S. Censuses, 1790-1860 - Thomas J. Brown's
Mother Bethel A.M.E. [African Methodist Episcopal] Church, Philadelphia. PA
Immigrants to Liberia, 1820-1843
Slave Narratives
Society for Intercultural History

FEEDBACK - We'd like to hear from you - your projects, research interests, etc. - THANKS

Brought to you by ...
Michel S. Perdreau, MLS, Executive Director.
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