Historically Speaking Series – Black History Month

The National Afro American Museum & Cultural Center in Wilberforce and the Ohio History Connection in Columbus are presenting online and live programming. We require everyone to we

National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH, USA Open in Google Map
10am-4pm
Adult - $6 AAA Members - $5 Active Military - $5 Seniors - $5 Children ages 6-17 - $3 OHC & NAAMCC Members - Free

Historically Speaking Series ​- Black History Month

National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, 1350 Brush Row Rd., Wilberforce

Wed., Feb 2 thru Fri., Feb 4    
Martin’s Dream – Free Online Play
Pre-registration required by Fri., Jan 28
Presented by The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati

Who was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., really? Martin’s Dream answers this question and more as it brings this historical figure to life through the power of story, speech, and song. This production has two versions: one for younger audiences and another for older audiences age 8+. The version for older audiences contains historically accurate quotes using words or expressions which may be considered insensitive by varying degrees. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Schools or teachers are required to pre-register for the 50-minute performance by 3 P.M., Fri., Jan 28, 2022. You pick the version of the play and the date and time of your viewing based on your class schedule. After receiving your registration request, a companion activity guide, the program link, and the access code will be emailed to you.

Register by Fri., Jan 28, email us at [email protected] or call Jamita Royal, NAAMCC Museum Education Specialist, at 800.752.2603 ext. 0 from Wed-Sat from 9 A.M.– 4 P.M. You can also leave your registration request with a choice of play version, email address, and phone number on our voicemail. We will call or email your confirmation.

Thurs., Feb. 10 •  7 p.m.
Hidden Figures Revealed: Dynamic History of Black Mathematicians from The Ohio State University
Presented by Dr. Ranthony Edmonds, The Ohio State University

Did the popularity of the 2016 film, Hidden Figures make you wonder about other Black Mathematicians in your community? Learn more about the history of Black math students and professionals. Nearly 200 mathematicians that identify as Black have earned degrees from the Department of Mathematics at OSU, yet their stories and legacies remain untold. You’ll find inspiration in their determination to achieve their goals and be amazed at their career paths after graduation. Register for this free education program through this Zoom link https://bit.ly/32ZnQGS. Go to OhioHistory.org/naamcc or call 800.752.2603 ext. 0 for more information

Sat., Feb 19 • 11 A.M.
The Tea Room
Ohio History Center, Columbus
800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211

The Tea Room is a contemporary version of the African American Tea Ceremony that began in the mid-19th century. Annually on Feb 15, enslaved people were given teas and food from plantation Valentine’s Day celebrations. This tradition evolved into gatherings held at churches and later Black-owned tea houses. Designed to create an environment of fellowship and empowerment, our Tea Room will be a forum for networking and learning about the achievements of African Americans in Ohio. $15, $10/Ohio History Connection member. Advance registration is required by Feb 18. 800.686.1541 or www.ohiohistory.org/center.

Sat., Feb 26 • 11 AM
Vanishing Communities—Preserving Cultural Heritage Through Photography
Ohio History Center, Columbus
800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Hear local photographers Shellee Fisher, T. Graves, and James Reid discuss the changing dynamics of neighborhoods due to urban renewal. They’ll talk about how photography is one method for preserving the essential stories of Black communities. Included with museum admission: $13, $11/senior or student with ID, $7/ages 4–12, Free/Ohio History Connection member or ages 3 & under. 800.686.6124 or www.ohiohistory.org/center.

Saturday, February 26  1 PM
Art of Soul! Awards Ceremony and Exhibit closing event
1350 Brush Row Rd., Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

Join us for the last viewing of the 2021 Art of Soul! Juried Art Show from 9 A.M. until 4 P.M. and meet some of the artists who created the 66 pieces of artwork. During the 1 P.M. ceremony, the winners of the 2021 show will be announced. Included with museum admission: $6/adult, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, Free/Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members. For more information, visit www.ohiohistory.org/naamcc or email [email protected]

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