Lincoln Heights

The Village of Lincoln Heights was the first self-governed African American community north of the Mason-Dixon line. Unfortunately this was not by choice, but because of segregation that kept many blacks from settling in other parts of Cincinnati.

Incorporated as a village in 1947, the area faced continued redlining and zoning issues until it became unviable as a self-sustaining entity. Population numbers dwindled and those that could afford to left the neighborhood.

Today this small village with such historic character is set to transform into the thriving community its founders once envisioned with help from a new strategic plan and increased funding from grants and other sources.

Feature Story Closeup Chris Carr and Wade Johnston

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