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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: African American History

The tombstone of Charles Follis, nicknamed "The Black Cyclone," who was the first professional African American football player.

1902 Shelby Blues team photo, featuring Charles Follis

1899 Wooster High School football team photo, featuring Charles Follis, who organized the team

Portrait of Charles W. Follis, the first African American professional football player

1962 Daily Record article celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dick Morrison's barber shop

2009 letter from Lydia Thompson to the Wayne County Historical Society explaining the need to preserve Second Baptist's original building

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2012 Daily Record photograph of the Bogner Construction Company dismantling the original Second Baptist building for storage

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Second Baptist Church's current building on Grant Street

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A 1975 Daily Record article discussing the razing of Second Baptist in preparation for the construction of a new church building

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A 1975 Daily Record photo of Second Baptist's groundbreaking ceremony for the new church, featuring Rev. Leroy Adams and Rufus Thompson

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This 1964 Daily Record article, featuring an interview with Reverend Adams, in which he discusses his goals for the new church

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A 1964 Daily Record article entitled, "Wooster Negro Buys a Home - Ten Year Story Has a Happy Ending," that tells the story of Richard "Dick" Morrison Jr. and his struggle to buy a home in Wooster

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A Daily Record article entitled, "Housing is Rated Number One Problem of Wooster's Negroes," discussing the prevalence of housing discrimination in Wooster

Portrait of Reverend Leroy Adams with his wife Helen, and two children

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The Wooster Republican's announcement of the dedication of Second Baptist Church in 1894

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An 1892 land deed recording the sale of a lot on Vine Street from Jacob Frick to the trustees of Second Baptist
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