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Wading in the Water: Black History in the Miami Valley 1798 to 2001


The triumphant story of Dayton's African American community continued as we entered the 20th century. The new century saw great inventors, educators and advocates for change. The struggle continued and so did the advancement.

Here is the second part of our collection on blacks in the Miami Valley from 1798 to 2001, covering the period post-1900.

The information was pulled together by former Dayton Daily News librarian Charlotte Jones with additional research and curation by staff writer Amelia Robinson.

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