January 5, 2022

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Tyrell, writer, suffragist and Black activist, attended Oberlin College and taught at Wilberforce University before beginning her lifelong campaign of tireless activism

October 25, 2021

James Brown Makes History at King Records in Cincinnati

When James Brown and his band arrived at 1540 Brewster Avenue in Cincinnati in May of 1967, it probably didn’t feel like history in the making. But it was.

September 20, 2021

The Ohio History Connection and Cincinnati’s Harriet Beecher Stowe House receive National Park Service Grant

July 7, 2021

An Abolitionist in Ohio

Join Dr. Charles Wash, executive director of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, to learn more about Frederick Douglass’s 1854 Commencement Address at Western Reserve College

November 18, 2020

Alice Dunbar Nelson: A Life Lived Outside the Box

Although she never lived in Ohio, Alice Dunbar Nelson is permanently attached to our history through her husband, Paul Laurence Dunbar. Read more about this remarkable woman who lived life outside of many of society's boxes.

October 19, 2019

John Brown’s Ohio Raiders

John Brown and seven of his recruits who fought at Harpers Ferry were from Ohio. Learn their stories from before, during, and after the famous raid.

May 14, 2019

African American Women making a difference in their communities: Novella Auls

May 7, 2019

African American Women Making a difference in their Communities: Rhine McLin

November 2, 2018

Small Cards with Big Stories To Tell: Exploring Postcards in the Archives

Recently, I’ve been working with a lot of postcards in the Archives & Library. I’ve come across two particular stories that I enjoyed, and I thought they would be worth sharing.

September 14, 2018

Dolls and Documentation: Seeking the Stories Behind African American Art

The recent acquisition of the Lillian M. Bartok Black Doll Collection at the NAAMCC has led to a fascinating look at the history of Black dolls. Without documentation, the stories beyond these dolls and the artists that created them are lost over time.