Blacks in Wayne County, Ohio

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Anti-Slavery Newspaper Articles

Black Churches

Second Baptist Church (Wooster, Ohio)

Census Records


Oral History Interview of Laura Jackson

Newspaper Articles

Newspapers often include both positive and negative stories related to "Blacks". When viewing these newspaper clippings, please consider the possible mindset of the residents at the time the newspaper article was published. The views published in the newspapers do not reflect the views of the Wayne County Public Library.

Noted Black-Americans in Wayne County, Ohio

Berry Family

  • James Berry
  • John Berry

Newspaper Articles Related to Berry Family

Follis, Smith, Woods Family

Newspaper Articles Related to Follis Family

Johnson Family

Newspaper Articles Related to Johnson Family

Morrison Family

Saunders Family

  • John Saunders

Underground Railroad

Many residents in Wayne County, Ohio were active with the Underground Railroad.