‘The Ballot or the Bullet’ Was First Given By Malcolm X in Cleveland Ohio in 1964

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#ohioblackexpo (VIDEO) – On April 3, 1964, Malcolm X delivered one of his most popular speeches in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cory Methodist Church. It was called “The Ballot or the Bullet”. Nine days later, on April 12th, he delivered the speech in Detroit, Michigan. The legendary Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965 […]

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.

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 […]