James H. McGee sworn in as the first black mayor of Dayton, Ohio

July 15 On July 15, 1970 James H. McGee made history as the first black mayor of Dayton, Ohio. James McGee broke many color barriers throughout his political career. Before jumping into politics and social activism, McGee pursued higher education. He earned a degree from Wilberforce University, before serving in the U.S army.  Shortly after,Continue reading “James H. McGee sworn in as the first black mayor of Dayton, Ohio”