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
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