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Historical Marker Dedicated to Commemorate the 1881 Lynching of Christopher Davis.



In 1881, Christopher Davis, a 24-year-old biracial man and resident of Albany, Ohio, was lynched in Athens, Ohio (now home of Ohio University). Davis, who had a wife, a daughter, and an infant son, had been accused of the rape and attempted murder of Lucinda Luckey, a white woman. In the years since the tragic account of Davis’ murder had been all but been forgotten until an Ohio University graduate student named Jordan Zdinak worked to uncover the full story. [CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE]

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