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Podcast: May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, with David Hassler

Published: June 8, 2020

May 4 Visitor’s Center, Kent State University In this episode of the Real Issues: Real Conversations podcast revisits Kent State University 50 years on from the May 4, 1970 shootings by members of the National Guard of four unarmed students on the campus. The episode includes an interview with poet… Read More

It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis

Published: June 5, 2020

Review by Missy G. Flinn Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 classic novel, It Can’t Happen Here, is enjoying something of a revival. It’s easy to see why. The narrative lends itself to comparisons with the current political scene in America—a point that has been exploited by both ends of the the political… Read More

Fire of Justice: The Battle for School Desegregation in Hillsboro

Published: June 4, 2020

In 1954, an Ohio town became the setting for the first Northern desegregation case testing the ruling by the Supreme Court. That’s when a group of “Marching Mothers,” began a two-year protest. Every day they took their children by the hand and walked them to the Hillsboro Elementary School only… Read More

The Big Give 25-Hour Online Giving Rally June 10-11

Published: June 3, 2020

Ohio Humanities is committed to supporting our partners across the state. Historic sites and museums are vital to their local communities, providing employment for individuals, contracting with local businesses, and attracting tourists. These institutions are part of the $878 billion domestic creative economy across the United States. Right… Read More

HISTORY STUDENTS – HISTORY ACADEMY ONLINE

Published: June 2, 2020

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE National History Academy Online is offering four one-week programs for high school students and two two-week programs for junior high students. The Online Academy’s college prep curriculum for high school students is centered on Harvard Business School Professor David Moss’s “History of American Democracy” curriculum. Each one-week session will focus on… Read More

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