The Story of Pleasant Litchford
Clip: Season 4 Episode 19 | 10m 9s Video has closed captioning.
Pleasant Litchford and his family, all freed slaves, settled in Perry Township, now Upper Arlington, in 1832. A blacksmith by profession, he eventually became the fourth-largest landowner in the area. By the early 1900s, restrictive covenants barred people of color from living in specific neighborhoods. Later, the remains of the Litchfords and others were uprooted and moved to unmarked graves.
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