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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.

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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.

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May 14, 2019

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

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May 7, 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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October 20, 2017

Forty-Two Years Later, A Collection Grows: The Amazing Life of Constance Curtis Nichols

One of my all-time favorite collections at the Ohio History Connection has been the papers of the Vanguard League.

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April 5, 2017

A Cornerstone of the Community: The East Side YMCA

By flipping through the YMCA's records in the Ohio History Connection Archives, we can learn a lot about life on the Near East Side of Columbus during the twentieth century.