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Frederick Douglass - History Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical Societypresents Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was a runaway slave, self-educated man, author, noted speaker, activist in civil rights and human rights, and the first black man to hold high office in the US Government. Frederick Douglass in Delaware Ohio June 6, 1856 – Speaking at Templar Hall (Kern Building) November 20, […]

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The Shed Kitchen School - The Curry School - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

The Delaware County Historical SocietypresentsThe story of a courageous and ambitious young African American man born in 1871 and raised in Delaware Ohio. At the young age of 17, he started a school that was called “The Place of Knowledge for Old and Young”. That man is Elmer Washington Bryant Curry and his school was […]

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Black History Celebration - Delaware Ohio - Delaware County Historical Society

The Delaware African American Heritage Councilin partnership withThe Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committeeand The Delaware City SchoolsPresentsDelaware Ohio’s 1st Annual Black History Celebration “What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Means To Me, Today” When: Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm Location: Willis Education Center, 74 W. William Street, Delaware (map) […]

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Lucy Depp - Columbus Dispatch - Map Showing Location

Where We Live | The Lucy Depp neighborhood: Living black history By Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch If you drive along Dublin Road past Shawnee Hills in Delaware County, you’ll probably zoom past a sign that reads: “Lucy Depp Park, EST. 1926 by Robert Goode.” Of course, there’s a story behind the sign, one deeper […]

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