Feb 1 - A History of Race and the Right to Vote in Reconstruction Ohio

February 1 (Saturday, 11:00 a.m.) A History of Race and the Right to Vote in Reconstruction Ohio

The right to vote, perhaps more than any other symbol of equality, has sparked some of the most significant Civil Rights struggles in American history. Professor Ric Sheffield (Kenyon College, Gambier, OH) discusses how African Americans, even in Ohio, literally risked life, limb, and livelihood to claim their places at the polls. The program is a joint collaboration between the Oberlin Heritage Center (OHC) and the Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group (OAAGHG).

The event is supported by the Doug & Shirley R. Johnson Endowment Fund and Ohio Humanities, the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Location: Oberlin Public Library Community Room