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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / State & Local / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Columbus Black History
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:122
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781667828985

Columbus Black History

Images From Our Past Volume I

by Rita Fuller-Yates

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Historian Rita Fuller-Yates takes us on a visual journey to revisit Columbus Black History and the African American experience in central Ohio. From amazing Black Leaders that helped to shape the city, to communities and everyday people who simply made a difference in the Black community. This book will make a perfect addition to any coffee table as it sparks conversation and will surely take you back in time. Additionally, Columbus Black History - Images from our Past serves as a great resource for future generations to learn more about amazing people, places and happenings that shaped Columbus as we know it today!  


Columbus, Ohio has a rich African American history that dates back to the early 1800's. Historian Rita Fuller-Yates and her team of researchers have worked to capture stories and images that reflect that rich history. Black History and the contributions of African Americans have helped to shape the landscape of our city. From the rich arts culture and amazing musical history of Bronzeville, to the outstanding community leadership and clubs established to help the black community grow. The African American experience in Columbus has always been rooted in family and in community. "Images from our Past", seeks to share our stories through photos and short historical notes. We hope that through these photos, a desire to know more about Columbus and its rich History sparks within.

About the author
Rita Fuller-Yates is a. acclaimed Author and Historian from Columbus, Ohio. Fuller-Yates obtained her Bachelor degree in History from Ohio University and later her Masters degree from Savannah College of Art & Design. Having grown up on the near East side of Columbus, Ohio and attending Columbus' East High School, she found herself emerged in the rich history and culture of the community that surrounded her. Early on in her life she developed her love for family and Tradition. This prompted her to start hosting workshops and classes to help others with the art of hosting and entertainment at home. She authored her first book "Life, Camera, Action - A guide to great hosting and entertainment" in 2016. In 2017, she accepted a position with The Columbus College of Art and Design as an Art History Professor and later that year became the resident Lifestyle Expert for WSYX 6, FOX 28, and WBNS10TV Columbus local news affiliates. in 2018, she made a shift to focus more of her attention on African American history within the various communities of Columbus Ohio. She hosts a weekly interactive TV show called "History In da Streetz", where she takes her viewers on a journey to discover amazing African American history right in their backyard. Her mission to share historical facts and interesting topics with the community, allows for her to engage firsthand with young people to make sure that they understand their history and to always stay mindful of Traditions and family values. Rita Fuller-Yates sits on the trustee board of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation as well as the Columbus Historical Society.