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Let Ohio Women Vote with Kimberly Hamlin

Washington-Centerville Public Library 111 W Spring Valley Pike, Centerville, Ohio

Professor Hamlin served as the historical consultant for the CET/Think-TV documentary Let Ohio Women Vote, which chronicles the role of Ohio women in securing the vote — from Frances Wright, who in 1828 became the first woman to speak in public in Cincinnati, to Oberlin graduate Mary Church Terrell who became the founding president of the National Association of Colored ... Read More

Understanding Black History Through Black Music with Ted McDaniel

Troy-Miami County Public Library 419 W Main St, Troy, Ohio

Black music has often served as a barometer of the times and lives of black people. This program, utilizing recorded music, explores various aspects and periods of black history by examining the music of each era. It ranges from the worksongs and spirituals of slavery through the rap of modern urban times.

Freedom Film Series: “Apart” Screening & Panel Discussion

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is the nation’s first diversity film festival led by people in the disability community. The OTR Film Festival has partnered with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and created the Freedom Film Series. Sponsored by Ohio Humanities, the second film in the series, Apart, from Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Redfearn (Best Documentary Short Sun Come Up), ... Read More

Understanding Black History Through Black Music with Ted McDaniel

Rodman Public Library 215 E Broadway St, Alliance, Ohio

Black music has often served as a barometer of the times and lives of black people. This program, utilizing recorded music, explores various aspects and periods of black history by examining the music of each era. It ranges from the worksongs and spirituals of slavery through the rap of modern urban times.

Letters Home: Ohioans and Their Wartime Correspondence with Kelly Mezurek

Coshocton Public Library 655 Main St, Coshocton, Ohio

Letters served as the main source of communications between soldiers, nurses, and other military support personnel and their communities during the American wars of the 18th through mid-20th centuries. The written word connected the individuals far from home to their families and friends, providing comfort, support, and the exchange of news. This talk illuminates how private wartime letters provide insight ... Read More

The Newark Earthworks: One of the World’s Wonders with Brad Lepper

Coshocton Public Library 655 Main St, Coshocton, Ohio

The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric enclosures and mounds in the world. The work of the Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa A.D. 1-  400, these geometric earthworks covered nearly five square miles, using more than seven million cubic feet of earth. Why did the Hopewell build such monumental works? Were they prehistoric forts or ancient ... Read More

Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics with Lisa Mizejewski

League of Women Voters of Delaware County 39 W Winter St, Delaware, Ohio

Women’s comedy has long been a prime spot for women to talk back and break taboos in mainstream popular culture. But women in comedy have traditionally been pegged as either “pretty” or “funny.” Attractive actresses with good comic timing such as Katherine Hepburn and Lucille Ball have always gotten plum roles in romantic comedies and television sitcoms. In contrast, women who write and perform their ... Read More

Blood, Brains, and Lobotomies with Mindy McGinnis

Coshocton Public Library 655 Main St, Coshocton, Ohio

Author Mindy McGinnis shares the research behind her Edgar Award-Winning Gothic historical thriller, A Madness So Discreet. Learn about how doctors treated brain injuries in the 1890’s and the different aspects of care for the mentally ill – for better or for worse. Also included is a brief history of the Athens Lunatic Asylum, the setting for the novel.

Serpent Mound — An Icon of Ancient Ohio with Brad Lepper

Springboro Area Historical Society 110 S Main St, Springboro, Ohio

Serpent Mound in Adams County is one of the largest and most spectacular earthen sculptures in the world. The age of the serpent is a subject of much current debate with some archaeologists arguing that it was built by the Adena culture at around 300 B.C.E. and others favoring the Fort Ancient culture at around 1100 C.E. Although much about ... Read More

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