Black History Month Project 2018: Frederick Douglass School

The Walnut Hills Historical Society has prepared a picture and a short caption for each day of the month to appear in Frederick Douglass School. Spencer School, also in Walnut Hills, is also sharing with their students. We’re putting on our Facebook Page. We’ll post them here, too. Check back each day until the end[…]

Jennie Davis Porter

Jennie Davis Porter was born in 1876, the daughter of a school teacher and a former slave said to be Cincinnati’s first African American undertaker. She attended the city’s integrated schools, and graduated from Hughes High School in 1893. In 1897 she began to teach at Fredrick Douglass school, at the time the only African[…]