By Jack Marchbanks Ohio is well known as the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, located in Cleveland. Buckeye State-born recording artists such as Bobby Womack, the Isley Brothers, the Ohio Players, Rick Derringer, Johnny Paycheck, Vince Gill, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, have topped […]
By Lisa Wood, Audiovisual Curator The Ohio History Connection Archives & Library recently received the generous donation of a student portfolio by Kenyon Hayden. She studied architecture at The Ohio State University and became, if not the first, one of the earliest licensed female architects in Ohio. This portfolio complements the personal papers of Kenyon […]
Tour this 200 year old brick homestead that served five generations including serving as a UGRR stop and birthplace of some pioneering business women.
Cassie L. Chadwick, “the World’s Greatest Woman Swindler,” was one of the most skilled con artists in Ohio history. In this blog post, Quincy Balius dives into her story.
Women have played football in Ohio for decades. In 1965, women’s football teams from Akron and Cleveland began playing games across the Midwest.
Exhibit • Queens of the Heartland National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, Wilberforce One of Ohio’s greatest legacies is a story rarely told. Since the 1800s, Ohio was at the heart of social change led by African American women. Not only was it was the first free state established from the Northwest Territory, but it […]
Mary Church Tyrell, writer, suffragist and Black activist, attended Oberlin College and taught at Wilberforce University before beginning her lifelong campaign of tireless activism