Rhodes State College News

February 09, 2016
Rhodes State to Present Black History Month Commemorative Program: The Underground Railroad, Ohio, Longtown!

The Rhodes State College Diversity, Action, Training and Experience (DATE) Committee proudly presents The Underground Railroad, Ohio, Longtown! In commemoration of Black History Month, DATE welcomes Connor Keiser, a 22-year-old lifelong resident and descendent of Longtown, Ohio founder James Clemens, a freed slave from Virginia.

Come hear Keiser as he shares his passion for Longtown and the role it continues to play in Ohio history. His subject is a place noteworthy for its early (1818) ‘embrace of freedom for all’, racial integration and harmony – right here in Western Ohio.

This Brown Bag Lecture Series program will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Life and Physical Sciences Building in Room 170. Media are invited to speak with Keiser from 10:40 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., prior to the lecture, with filming opportunities during the lecture.

For more information, contact Phyllis Henderson at Henderson.P@RhodesState.edu or call 419-995-8168.

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