Humanities Kansas: “The Power of Photography in the Civil Rights Era”

Alex Corpuz

The power of photography in the Civil Rights Era

Humanities Kansas is also hosting a series of programming celebrating the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed! Photographer Ann Dean joins Dr. Valerie Mendoza to delve into the impact of photography on the civil rights movement in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, tracing the evolution of how Black individuals and communities … Read More

Humanities Kansas: “Poetry & Brown v. Board”

Alex Corpuz

Poetry and Brown v Board of Ed Humanities Kansas

Humanities Kansas is also hosting a series of programming celebrating the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed! In honor of National Poetry Month, Poet Michael Kleber Diggs joins Dr. Valerie Mendoza to discuss the importance and legacy of African American poetry since Brown v. Board. Registration is required for this free online event: https://tinyurl.com/55sjvsdy For more information about this event, … Read More

Humanities Kansas: “Beyond Brown: Mexican Struggles for Equality Before and After Brown v. Board”

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Mexican Americans and school integration Humanities Kansas

Humanities Kansas is also hosting a series of programming celebrating the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed! Dr. Valerie Mendoza, historian and adviser at Kansas City Kansas Community College, will look at the ways the Latino communities banded together to fight discrimination and demand equal protection under the law, focusing special attention on Kansas examples. Registration is required … Read More

Laura Meckler in Conversation

Alex Corpuz

Ohio Humanities and WOSU are co-sponsoring a special virtual program with reporter and author Laura Meckler on Thursday, March 7th, 2024. Laura will be in conversation about her new book, Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity with Dr. Marilyn Mobley, emerita professor of English and Africana Studies at Case Western Reserve University and former teacher at … Read More

Lincoln School Screening @ New Parkway Theater

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The five plaintiffs in Clemons v. Board of Education and their attorneys stand in court on Sept. 29, 1954 while on their precedent-shattering mission. Front row, left to right: Plaintiffs Elsie Steward, Roxie Clemons, Zella Cumberland and Gertrude Clemons. Back row, left to right: Attorney Russell L. Carter, plaintiff Norma Rollins and attorneys Constance Baker Motley and James H. McGee. Photo by Harvey Eugene Smith of AP

Join the director of the Lincoln School Story, Andrea Torrice, for the California premier of her documentary! After the screening, Andrea will be in conversation with Waldo E. Martin, Jr., the Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship at UC Berkeley, about the film! When their school district refused to integrate after Brown v. Board … Read More

Lincoln School Documentary Airs on CET

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The five plaintiffs in Clemons v. Board of Education and their attorneys stand in court on Sept. 29, 1954 while on their precedent-shattering mission. Front row, left to right: Plaintiffs Elsie Steward, Roxie Clemons, Zella Cumberland and Gertrude Clemons. Back row, left to right: Attorney Russell L. Carter, plaintiff Norma Rollins and attorneys Constance Baker Motley and James H. McGee. Photo by Harvey Eugene Smith of AP

Ohio Humanities’ documentary film The Lincoln School Story airs on CET in Cincinnati! When their school district refused to integrate after Brown v. Board of Education was decided in 1954, a group of Black mothers in Southwest Ohio marched their children to the white school, demanding admission, only to be turned away every day for two years. Their activism resulted … Read More

Lincoln School Screening @ the Esquire Theater

Alex Corpuz

Lincoln School Story Documentary Screening

Join us a screening of our Lincoln School documentary with a panel discussion at the Esquire Theater in Cincinnati! Introductory remarks will be given by Prof. Omotayo Banjo, the documentary will be screened, and then the panel will start with Prof. Banjo moderating, and Ahmed Lavalais (Prof. of Law at the UC College of Law), Melvin Barnes (Program Office for … Read More

Lincoln School Showing @ Atlanta Black History Film Festival

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Atlanta Black History Film Fest banner

Ohio Humanities’ documentary, the Lincoln School Story, has been accepted into the Black History Film Festival! Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr., commemorates Black History Month by inviting residents to view films featuring African American actors, producers, and directors, and filmmakers. The Opening Reception, which kicks off the 2024 Black History Film Festival, will be held Friday, … Read More

Lincoln School Screening @ Case Western

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Lincoln School Story documentary screening

Join Ohio Humanities’ staff and board for a screening of our Lincoln School documentary with a panel discussion at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland! The documentary screens at 4:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion featuring: Dr. Melvin Barnes, Jr., Historian and Ohio Humanities Program Officer; James Hardiman, civil rights attorney; Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Emerita Professor of English and … Read More

3rd Annual Black History CLE Program: Recognizing The 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

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Brown at 70 Lincoln School Marchers

Join the Ohio Black Judges Association in partnership with Ohio Humanities for a panel discussion about the legacy of Brown v. the Board of Education! This panel a continuing legal education event open to the public. It will feature: Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Emerita Professor of English and Africana Studies at Case Western Reserve; Melvin Barnes, program officer at Ohio … Read More