WYSO reports on Wright State student breathing new life into historic ‘mixed-race’ settlement of Longtown

Connor Keiser at a cemetery in Longtown

Connor Keiser at a cemetery in Longtown.

In southwest Ohio, about a mile from the Indiana state line, a long-forgotten town with a special place in African American history is struggling to be reborn. Longtown was established nearly 200 years ago in what is now Greenville. The settlement grew into a thriving mixed-race community and a major stop on the Underground Railroad.

Now, descendants of those pioneering settlers are working to bring Longtown back to life for others to experience.

Listen to the report from WYSO Public Radio.

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