Ohio Archives News: Historic Marker Dedication July 17

Ohio Archives Month Poster 2020

Ohio Archives Month Poster 2020

The Society of Ohio Archivists is pleased to share this invitation (below) to the historic marker dedication for Ohio suffragist Jewelia Galloway Higgins, who was featured on our 2020 Ohio Archives Month poster “Ohio Women and the fight for the Right to Vote.”!



Patricia Smith Griffin, and The Charity’s Children Project, cordially invite you to attend the Historic Marker Dedication of their ancestor, Ohio suffragist Jewelia Galloway Higgins.

Please see the beautiful 3-page PDF version of the invitation, including photos of Jewelia Galloway Higgins.

The event will be Sunday, July 17th, 2022 beginning with a service and presentation about the family history at First Wesleyan Church (401 Gramont Ave. Dayton, OH 45417) at 11am, followed by the Marker Dedication and Ice Cream Social to be held at the former site of the West Side YWCA (236 S Paul L. Dunbar St. Dayton, OH 45417) RAIN UPDATE: 2nd event will also be at the First Wesleyan Church from 4-6 pm. This event is free and open to all!

Cover of Jewelia G. Higgins Marker Dedication Invitation, July 17, 2022

Cover of Jewelia G. Higgins Marker Dedication Invitation, July 17, 2022

Regardless of your ability to attend, please peruse the PDF provided to learn more about the event and the important suffrage and civil rights work in Dayton, Ohio by Jewelia Galloway Higgins. Please share this event with your networks, especially those in the Dayton area!

From Patricia Smith Griffin: The Charity’s Children Project is proud to share this inspiring legacy, “because there is validation in every family story, and in #YourBlackFamilyStory.” 

Questions? Contact Sherri Goudy

Last Updated on July 19, 2022 by janet_carleton