OH Blog and News

American Voices: the Right to Vote, by David Merkowitz

Published: July 23, 2020

The American Promise is found in the Declaration of Independence, written when the gathered colonials met in Philadelphia and sought to ground their claim on the assertion that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by… Read More

On Protest, Humanities, and Race, by Pat Williamsen

Published: July 22, 2020

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”   – Ida B. Wells   Words alone cannot express our grief and outrage that fellow citizens can be… Read More

Conversations at Home: John Lewis

Published: July 21, 2020

“Together all of our efforts comprise the struggle of a nation to build the Beloved Community, a nation at peace with itself, that respects the worth and dignity of each and every being.” – Rep. John Lewis… Read More

Podcast: Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio, with Dan Skinner and Berkeley Franz

Published: July 20, 2020

Join a conversation between Ohio Humanities Executive Director Pat Williamsen and Ohio University professors Daniel Skinner and Berkeley Franz about the book and project, Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio. With support from Ohio Humanities, Ohio University medical school professors Daniel Skinner and Berkeley Franz launched a… Read More

What We’re Reading: The People Could Fly, told by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon

Published: July 17, 2020

By Diane Schroeder The People Could Fly is a picture book written by Virginia Hamilton and gorgeously illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. This book is a folktale about slaves who possess ancient magic that enabled them to fly into the sky and away… Read More

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