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Albert Baker Football Practice Field and Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., July 21, 2009
Albert Baker Football Practice Field and Marker
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — Albert Baker Football Practice Field
Central State University's Fighting Marauder football practice field is proudly dedicated in honor of Mr. Albert Baker. Mr. Baker served as a teacher and coach at Central State from 1947 until 1977, and his outstanding contributions included the . . . — Map (db m52924) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 18-29 — Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr.
[Marker Front]: Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (July 1, 1877 - November 26, 1970), the nation's first African American general in the Regular Army, was born in Washington, D.C. Davis first served as a temporary first lieutenant of the 8th U.S. . . . — Map (db m14054) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — Carnegie Library (1907)
This neoclassical structure, a combination of Federalism and Great Reunion, was a gift of Andrew Carnegie to Wilberforce University. It was built in 1907 and was remodeled and enlarged in 1938. The building provided general reading, reference, . . . — Map (db m14062) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 16-29 — Central State University
Central State University originated on March 19, 1887, when the Ohio General Assembly passed an act establishing a Combined Normal and Industrial (CN&I) Department at Wilberforce University. Through various transitional changes, it emerged as an . . . — Map (db m14056) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 24- 29 — Charles Young
Side A Born enslaved March 12, 1864, Charles Young was the highest-ranking African American line officer most of his career. He became the third Black graduate of West Point in 1889 and the last until 1936. Young served with the 9th and . . . — Map (db m95398) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — Colonel Charles Young HouseCharles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument — National Historic Landmark
Colonel Charles Young House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses national significance as the home of Colonel Charles Young (1864-1922). Third black graduated of West Point, Professor of Military Science at . . . — Map (db m67643) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 9-29 — Galloway Hall
[Marker Front]: At the turn of the twentieth century, increased enrollment in the Combined Normal and Industrial Department at Wilberforce University (which later became Central State University) spurred construction of new teaching and . . . — Map (db m14057) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 17-29 — Hallie Quinn Brown
[Marker Front]: Hallie Quinn Brown (c.1850) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to former slaves. She and her family moved to Wilberforce, Ohio in 1870, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilberforce University in 1873. . . . — Map (db m14055) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — Kezia Emery Hall (1913)
This Colonial style building was originally constructed as a women's dormitory, but was later occupied by men. It was erected largely through the generosity of Andrew Carnegie and Miss E. J. Emery, a Cincinnati native living in England. The building . . . — Map (db m14061) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 26-29 — Lt. Charles Young at Wilberforce University
At the time of his death in 1922, Colonel Charles Young was the highest ranking African American officer in the United States Army. In 1894, almost five years after graduating West Point, then thirty year-old 2nd Lt. Young was appointed professor of . . . — Map (db m67647) HM WM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 20-29 — Martin Robison Delany
The son of an enslaved father and free Black mother, Martin Delany became one of the most prominent Black leaders in 19th Century America. Called the “Father of Black Nationalism,” Delany promoted African American pride and . . . — Map (db m120157) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 8-29 — Old Wilberforce University Campus at Tawawa Springs
Side A: In the early 1800s, William and Eleanor Kendall owned this land, known for its natural springs, beauty, and farmland. In 1850, Elias Drake, lawyer and former speaker in the Ohio General Assembly, purchased the property and named it . . . — Map (db m14058) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — Paul RobesonSpecial Recognition — Drs. Camille O. and William H. Cosby
This handsome bronze memorial of the legendary Paul Robeson is the work of artist George Carlson as commissioned by Drs. Camille O. and William H. Cosby. The Cosbys have graciously donated this work to Central State University to be displayed as a . . . — Map (db m52923) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 23-29 — Payne Theological Seminary
Payne Theological Seminary was originally established as Union Seminary in West Jefferson, Ohio, by the Ohio Conference of the African Methodist Church (AME) on October 18, 1844. The Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church North met . . . — Map (db m52891) HM
Ohio (Greene County), Wilberforce — 22-29 — Wilberforce University / Distinguished Wilberforceans
Wilberforce University (Side A) Wilberforce University, founded at Tawawa Springs in 1856 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, is the first private historically black college or university in America. The inspirations for Wilberforce were an . . . — Map (db m52889) HM

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