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A History of Race and Racism in the Little Cities

Nicki Mazzocca

Nicki Mazzocca

A History of Race and Racism in the Little Cities

In this video (originally filmed for Little Cities Fest 2020) we visit Rendville, Ohio, an integrated company town, and Payne’s Crossing, on top of a hill near New Stratisviile, where African-Americans lived on the fringe of society. Tyler McDaniel visits David Butcher who lives near Kilvert, in eastern Athens County, Ohio, originally the community of color known as Tabler Town. Dr. William Trolliger, professor of history at University of Dayton, talks and shows archival images about the rise if the Ku Klux Klan in 1920’s America, focusing on Ohio and Southeast Ohio in particular

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