The John Hall Fund was set up under the terms of the will of John Hall of Massillon in 1854. He left the proceeds from the sale of his estate as a fund for the education of African American children. This photo shows the Hall School in 1864. (Gift of the Karl Spuhler Estate to the museum)
The John Hall Fund was set up under the terms of the will of John Hall of Massillon in 1854. He left the proceeds from the sale of his estate as a fund for the education of African American children. This photo shows the Hall School in 1864. (Gift of the Karl Spuhler Estate to the museum)

MASSILLON The Massillon Museum is partnering with a local group, the Sisterhood of Jewels Community Connections, to document and preserve the history of the city’s Black community.

By connecting with community members, the groups hope to collect oral history interviews, stories, photographs and artifacts that tell the history of Black Massillonians.

Volunteers are wanted to be interviewed and to scan photos, transcribe interviews and help with research.

Begins with a conversation

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