Local Historian Recounts Black Migrations to City

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – One of Stacey Adger’s ancestors moved to the Youngstown area in the 1870s. He was part of a group from Virginia that moved to the city after an advertisement promised employment and housing. Adger, a local historian and genealogist, recounted her family’s story and those of other black migrants in “What Brought Them Here: African American Migrations into the Mahoning Valley,” a presentation given as part of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Bites & Bi

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