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

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.

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.

April 4, 2018

50 Years Later: The Assassination of Martin Luther King

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.

January 31, 2018

Preparing for Poindexter: A New Exhibit at the Ohio History Center

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!