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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

Conversations at Home: Toni Morrison

Published: June 23, 2020

“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower… Read More

Podcast: Dr. Treva Lindsey-Women of Color and the Fight for Suffrage

Published: June 22, 2020

In this episode, Dr Treva Lindsey discusses the role that women of color have played in the struggle for the right to vote both before the 19th Amendment was passed and since. Dr Lindsey is an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University… Read More

America’s Other Audubon, by Joy M. Kiser

Published: June 19, 2020

By Pat Williamsen Genevieve Jones first viewed John James Audubon’s engravings for Birds of America at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. She appreciated his exquisite engravings but believed he had neglected an important aspect of the birds he illustrated. Upon returning home to Circleville, she set about the ambitious task of… Read More

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