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Monthly Archives: February 2015
James H. McGee, Dayton’s First African-American Mayor
James H. McGee (1918-2006) was Dayton’s first African American mayor, serving in that capacity from 1970 to 1981. At the time he was appointed to the office in 1970, he was one of the first black major city mayors in … Continue reading
Posted in Collections, Local History Tagged African Americans, Black History Month, local history, MS-322, MS-458, politics Comments Off on James H. McGee, Dayton’s First African-American Mayor
President Taft presents Medals to Wright Brothers, 1909
On June 10, 1909, U.S. President William Howard Taft presented Wilbur and Orville Wright with the Aero Club of America gold medals in the East Room of the White House, before an assembly of over 1,000 people. The above photograph … Continue reading
Posted in Aviation, Collections Tagged aviation, aviation history, MS-1, Orville Wright, presidents, Wilbur Wright, Wright Brothers Comments Off on President Taft presents Medals to Wright Brothers, 1909
You’re Invited: 4th Annual Public History Symposium, March 13
Please join us on Friday, March 13, for the 4th annual Public History Graduate Symposium, as we explore “History Through a Prism: Untold Stories,” with keynote speaker and Emmy-winning aviation filmmaker Adam White, in the Wright State University Student Union Apollo Room, … Continue reading
Posted in Public History Tagged events, outreach, public history Comments Off on You’re Invited: 4th Annual Public History Symposium, March 13