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

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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

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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

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