Author Deborah Lowe Wright will tell the story of the 147 African American men from Circleville, Ohio, who signed a petition which played a significant role into the passage of the Enforcement Act of 1870. She will discuss the legacy of the men, and their impact within the black community of Circleville. Ms. Wright is the founder and director of the Pickaway County African American Historical Association in Circleville.
The presentation is a part of “If Truth Be Told: Remembering Ohio History, Heritage, and Legacy” a lecture and discussion series about little-to-unknown African American historical people and events in Ohio. The series is made available by a partnership between the Wood County District Public Library, a professional development learning community for education majors at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) called Educators in Context and Community (ECCO), and Ohio Humanities.