My North Star

By Rebecca Brown Asmo I have a confession to make. Until 2020, I didn’t really know what the humanities were.   Yes, that’s correct. I’m the leader of our state’s humanities council, the “boots on the ground” in Ohio for the National Endowment for the Humanities and I didn’t really know what the humanities were until three years ago.   I realize … Read More

Honoring Black Stories

by Rebecca Brown Asmo When I joined Ohio Humanities as Executive Director in 2021, I began working with our team to identify untold and under-told stories that would encourage meaningful discourse among Ohioans. I was soon introduced to the story of the Lincoln School Marchers and the important role that Hillsboro, Ohio, played in the movement to desegregate America’s schools … Read More