A History of Lucasville Ohio: A Digital GalleryMain MenuThe History of Lucasville, Ohio : A Virtual ExhibitThe History of Lucasville, OhioThe Lucasville Historical SocietyBehind the Scenes of the CollectionThe CollectionA brief history and visual representation of Lucasville's history.Resources and Useful WebpagesThe Ohio Field School - Center for Folklore Studies OSU d3215a55d81ccd40ca769f59020e951bf05ec0cb
12019-04-20T23:40:28-07:00The Ohio Field School - Center for Folklore Studies OSU d3215a55d81ccd40ca769f59020e951bf05ec0cb334051Image of African American male riding a horsee and leading another. House and forest in the background, wagon and shed in the middleground. Photograph labeled "A typical scene at the old Houston Hollow Community of blacks."plain2019-04-20T23:40:28-07:00The Ohio Field School - Center for Folklore Studies OSU d3215a55d81ccd40ca769f59020e951bf05ec0cb
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1media/OFS(S)20190312SHSF029.jpg2019-04-08T20:02:37-07:00The Black Community in Lucasville3A brief history of life for the Black community in Scioto County and portraits of individualsplain2019-04-20T23:49:53-07:00There is a strong Black community in Scioto county, however the public history pertaining to this community is lacking.
Several black individuals settled in Scioto county as early as 1803. They established neighborhoods, farms, and businesses. Scioto county was a stop along the underground railroad, a secret highway of individuals that worked together to help slaves on their way to freedom. That is not too say that Scioto county did not have its share of issues related to segregation. Blacks were expelled twice from Scioto county prior to 1830 due to the Ohio “Black Laws.” Up until the 1960’s, Blacks were excluded from attending the same public schools or churches as white people, they were prohibited from entering in the same door at movie theatres, and swimming in the same pools.
Lucasville was home to many Black families who were mostly farmers. Branch Rickey was also born in Lucasville, Mr. Rickey is best known for signing Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. This collection depicts portraits of members of the Lucasville Black community.