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BUILDING THE
DIGITAL COLLECTION
Composite image from the Ohio Historical Society's digital collection The African American Experience in Ohio and link to the Library of Congress's front page to the digital collection.

This digital collection illuminates specific moments in the history of Ohio's African-Americans and provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them. The story of the African-American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920 is more diverse and complex than this collection can adequately portray. All we can hope is to provide the researcher with a place to begin.

The African-American Experience in Ohio 1850-1920 is a digital collection brought together from a number of individual sources specifically for this project. These sources include manuscript collections, newspaper articles, serials, photographs, and pamphlets. It was our intention to bring together as many diverse sources as possible to provide evidence of the diversity and complexity of African-American culture during this time period and to let those sources tell their own story without interpretation.

This digital collection of historical documents is part of "American Memory", an online resource by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program and was brought to you with the assistance of an award from The Library of Congress / Ameritech National Digital Library Competition.

Sensitive Collections Statement

The Ohio History Connection Collections are comprised of many culturally significant materials. Some were created to be private or confidential and are now accessible as part of the historical record. Some contain offensive images, language or content which reflect the creators' views or those of the period in which they were created, written or recorded. Many are not appropriate by today's standards of respectful expression and actions. They serve as reminders of the importance of increased cultural competency, inclusion and equity.
 
We recognize our past role in promoting these perspectives, and we are working to ensure that the histories we preserve and interpret today encompass the experiences of all those who have called Ohio home. There is much work yet to do. Please view our new strategic plan to see where we are headed.
 
Please note that as part of our commitment to presenting American Indian perspectives, the Ohio History Connection complies with the directives of authorized tribal representatives regarding the public presentation of images and information from their ancestral communities. We do this in accordance with federal law and our American Indian Policy.