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The role of Black history in Ohio

Toni Morrison's novels include <em>Beloved</em>, <em>The Bluest Eye</em> and <em>Song of Solomon</em>. She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993.
Michel Euler
Toni Morrison was the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Ohio was the first free state formed from the Northwest Territory.

Since then, major African-American figures have called the Buckeye State home, from Olympic athlete Jesse Owens to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison.

We’ll look at Ohio’s Black history and the role it has played in shaping the nation.


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