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Join Johnnie Freeman, author of The Forgotten: Hidden Heroes (Dayton 1913 Flood), for a presentation on the African-American experience of the Dayton 1913 flood. Victims of the flood, like all Daytonians, many African-Americans were also heroes rescuing fellow citizens and assisting in the recovery effort. Many people from outside the city responded to the call for help in the clean up, including 500 African-American laborers from Chicago. This is also the story of a community coming together and changing in the face of adversity.
Johnnie Freeman is married to his princess Virginia Freeman and has 7 kids and 7 grandkids from their blended family. Johnnie is from Arkansas, where he received his BS in Agronomy from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He is a trustee at Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church where he is also the Historical Ministry chairman. The Forgotten: Hidden Heroes (Dayton 1913 Flood) is his first published book and he's looking forward to writing more, as he loves to research historical places and persons.