Legendary Dayton Poet Has Over 50 Schools Named After Him

#ohioblackexpo – Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872. He attended Howard University and went on to become a master poet. Dunbar died at the age of 33 in 1906 in Dayton. Over 50 schools around the nation bear his name including Dayton Dunbar High School, Dunbar high schools in Baltimore MD […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Spoke At These 2 HBCUs In Ohio

#ohioblackexpo – Martin Luther King Jr. visited Ohio on numerous occasions. In 1958, Dr. King spoke at Central State University for a commencement address with his Alpha brother Dr. Charles H. Wesley (CSU president). On June 9, 1965, MLK Jr. encouraged graduates of Wilberforce University to combat racial injustice, poverty and war.

Coretta Scott King Went To College in Ohio

#ohioblackexpo Coretta Scott King attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Mrs. King graduated in 1951 and married Dr. King in 1953. In 1965, Coretta returned to Yellow Springs with her husband Martin as he delivered a keynote speech at Antioch’s graduation ceremony.

2 Ways to Practice the Powerful Principle of Ujamaa

#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Ujamaa (cooperative economics) is a lifestyle, a way of life. We salute those who are consistently and intentionally ‘Buying Black’ and ‘Banking Black’. We Buy Black and OneUnited Bank are two examples of how we can practice the powerful principle of Ujamaa.

This Ohio City Triumphed in the Face of 2019 Devastation

#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Much respect to the community of Trotwood. Two (2) state championships and a devastating tornado all in one year. In March, Trotwood-Madison won their first ever Ohio Division 2 State Basketball Championship against Columbus South 77-73. In late May, a powerful EF4 tornado ripped through Trotwood (a predominantly Black suburb northwest of Dayton) […]

Top 9 Places African-Americans Live in Ohio

#ohioblackexpo Total by County: African-American Population 1. Cuyahoga (Cleveland) – 398,027 2. Franklin (Columbus) – 337,261 3. Hamilton (Cincinnati) – 231,144 4. Montgomery (Dayton) – 123,419 5. Lucas (Toledo) – 97,192 6. Summit (Akron) – 90,178 7. Mahoning (Youngstown) – 40,608 8. Butler (Middletown/Hamilton) – 39,954 9. Stark (Canton) – 36,580 Percent of County: African-American […]

A Legendary Queen from Ohio

#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio (near Cleveland) in 1931. She graduated from Howard and Cornell University. She taught at Texas Southern and Howard University. Toni Morrison was a prolific writer and a literary giant. Her powerful words continue to live on.