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
Although she never lived in Ohio, Alice Dunbar Nelson is permanently attached to our history through her husband, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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.
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.
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.
On April 4, 1968, fifty years ago this Wednesday, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
OHC and the James Preston Poindexter Foundation have been preparing the newest exhibit at the Ohio History Center. Learn more about what exactly we've been up to!