History’s Noël Voltz notes significance of Worthington Cemetery

A long-forgotten Black cemetery in northwest Ohio is finally getting recognized

ideastreamNoël Voltz, assistant professor of history at the College of Arts and Sciences, said that Worthington Cemetery is likely just one of many African American cemeteries across rural Ohio that has been lost. “We’re talking about hundreds of Black people,” Voltz said. “Many of [their graves] will have been destroyed, unfortunately, because they weren’t valued.”