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Conversations at Home: Harriet Tubman

Published: June 30, 2020

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ―Harriet Tubman… Read More

Podcast- Barabara Palmer – From Mrs. Satan to Madame Speaker: 150 Years of Ohio Women Running for Public Office

Published: June 29, 2020

In this episode Barbara Palmer, professor of political science at Baldwin Wallace University, talks about the history of women running for public office both specifically in the state of Ohio and more generally.   Palmer also discusses Running Start, the organization that she helped found, which helps… Read More

Speakers Bureau-What We’re Reading: The Great Influenza, by John Barry

Published: June 26, 2020

We asked Ohio Humanities Speakers Bureau scholars and past program partners to share what they are currently reading and how these books bring them comfort and prompt reflection. In addition to these videos, we will also share a poems from Ohio poets, and other content. In this episode, Dan Skinner,… Read More

Youngstown Cookie Tables: Carving Celebration Out of Hardship, by Mary Manning

Published: June 25, 2020

Often held in historic churches and halls, Youngstown weddings may be splendid, but the reception’s cookie table makes or breaks the occasion. Platters of cookies overflow, with multiple tiers offering all kinds of sweets. Many cookie tables include a sign that explains the tradition for out-of-town guests: “It is… Read More

Stable Foundations in an Unstable Time, by David Merkowitz

Published: June 24, 2020

Where do we turn to for an intellectual foundation in these trying times? Who do we trust to guide us? Nothing about the last few months has been clear or easy to understand. This will continue to be the case into the near future. Nevertheless, for those who feel the… Read More

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