Arnett served in the Ohio House of Representatives and led the successful effort to repeal the state’s remaining Black Laws. Ransom was a member of the Niagara Movement, which was a civil rights group formed in 1905, and was an advocate of the black social gospel, which applied Christian ethics and social justice activism to the fight against racial oppression.
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