The Arrival of the Randolph Freedpeople
The Randolph Freedpeople reach Ohio.
Freedom despite three wills, a deathbed confession, and a desperate attempt to retain white affluence.
In 1855, Rosetta Armstead became the key defendant in a case that won her freedom and created tensions between Ohio and Kentucky that foreshadowed the Civil War.
During the 1940s, the Vanguard League campaigned in Columbus, Ohio, to fulfill their mission of "equality opportunity, liberty, and democracy for Negroes.”
African Americans have made a significant impact on Ohio and U.S. history.