OH Blog and News

Position Announcement: Ohio Humanities Seeks Applications for Executive Director

Published: December 8, 2020

Ohio Humanities: Executive Director   The Opportunity  Ohio is a diverse state, and Ohio Humanities—the state-based partner of the National  Endowment for the Humanities—plays an important role in advancing the intellectual, cultural,  and economic wellbeing of all who live and work here. Ohio Humanities cultivates vibrant  communities… Read More

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021), by Pat Williamsen

Published: February 24, 2021

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti died this week. He is no longer at his bookstore, will never again nurture a young writer, will never write again himself. The news of his death is strangely upsetting. After all, I never met the man and visited his bookstore… Read More

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds. Review by Diane Schroeder

Published: February 17, 2021

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You is a reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning. Author Jason Reynolds provides historical context for the ingrained racism in America, exploring our history from the formation of the United States to the 21st century. Despite his assertion that Stamped is “not a history book,”… Read More

Sign up for the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative

Published: February 10, 2021

Ohio Humanities has joined forces with the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) as part of the Ohio Distance Learning Initiative to help make history, culture, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math distance learning opportunities more accessible to Ohio communities. As part of this program, COSI will… Read More

Black American Tree Project Launches New Website

Published: February 8, 2021

The Black American Tree Project (BATP), a joint collaboration of Public Allies Cincinnati and Starfire, has received a 12-month, $20,000 grant to further develop the project and expand its reach in Ohio.  The Ohio Humanities grant has allowed the BATP founders to build a website (… Read More

Late Winter Secrets and Promises, by Pat Williamsen

Published: February 1, 2021

Photo circa 1940 by Marion Post Wolcott, courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The first time I went to a sugar camp, I took along my seven-year-old grandson. It was a day filled with firsts–first excursion with Grandma, first time petting a draft horse,… Read More

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