Special thanks to Deqah Hussein-Wetzel for her research and contributions to CPA’s Sites of Black History project!

During her tenure at CPA, Deqah started a database of sites of black history, captured important oral histories that haven’t been included in other areas of history, brought new communities to engage in CPA’s work, wrote the Ohio Historic Marker for Sarah Mayrant Walker and Peter Fossett, and authored the soon to be proposed local historic designation for First Baptist Church Walnut Hills Baptist Church. She also wrote contributions to CPA’s Cincinnati Sites and Stories Mapping Site. As a local historian and planner, Deqah is also cohost and producer of Urban Roots podcast produced by the anti-racist community preservation nonprofit she started called, Urbanist Media.


Thank you, Deqah for your accomplishments on this project which was funded by Ohio History Connection, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation.


All of us at CPA wish you continued success in your future endeavors and are grateful for all you do for Historic Preservation in Greater Cincinnati.


In 2023, CPA plans to continue expanding our database of sites of black history and rightfully recognize our sites of black history throughout the region.


Learn more about CPA’s Sites of Black History Initiative here.


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