Wendell P. Dabney      

Guide to African American Resources
at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives




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Organizations and Associations

African American Freemasons
In Ohio, African American freemasonry began in Cincinnati in 1847. Seven men traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the nearest lodge, to request establishment of a lodge in Cincinnati. The request was granted and the long history of African American freemasonry in Ohio and Cincinnati began. More information
NAACP Cincinnati Chapter
The Cincinnati branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was established in 1915 with only 15 to 20 members. In its nearly 90-year history, the organization has worked tirelessly to realize racial equality. More information
Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
The National Urban League was founded as the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes on September 29, 1910 in New York City. It wasn’t until 1948, however, when a local chapter was formed in Cincinnati. From 1917 to 1948, a similar agency assisted African Americans in the community. More information
For information on African American churches, please visit our Churches page.

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