ArtsWave Associate Director of Community Campaign & New Business Janice Liebenberg grew up in South Africa during Apartheid. She recently spoke with Cincinnati Edition's Dan Hurley about what life was like during the institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa until the early 1990s.
Most every American is familiar with the famous anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," but few people know about Josiah Henson, the man whose life story inspired author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Enslaved for more than 40 years, Henson eventually escaped to Canada, building a settlement for fellow escapees called Dawn.
This week's edition of The Blues, Saturday, May 26th at 11pm, features interviews with three blues musicians: Ben Levin, EG Kight, and Marcia Ball, plus songs by Trombone Shorty and Galactic who are coming to the PNC Pavilion in August.
Some years ago, a collector took an old Confederate bank note into a North Charleston blueprint shop and asked an employee to have it enlarged. The employee, John W. Jones, was also an artist. Taking a magnifying glass to the bank note he noticed an image of a black field hand picking cotton. Through subsequent research, he discovered that scenes of slave labor were used on Southern currency in the mid-19th century as a response to abolition. Jones began painting the images he saw on these bank notes.
Octogenarian sisters Betty and Mary Lea Siegel grew up and still live on Kroger Avenue on Cincinnati's east side. They share some of their memories of that street and their family with Kristin Woeste, their first cousin once removed who also lives on Kroger Avenue.
A childhood in foster homes and school issues challenged Shaquille Crutchfield from an early age. In this conversation with friend Kathy King, they talk about those difficult times and how his support system never gave up on him.
The stories told within the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are more than historic, they are personal, as we hear in this conversation between co-workers Yolanda Sherrer and Sherri Fillingham.
An energetic conversation among three members of the Red Hot Dancing Queens, a diverse group of women who love to dance and who you'll see in parades and events all around the tri-state…and as Renée Tecco, Claire Stewart, and Errin Simpkins-Travers discuss, even in the Big Easy.
For Black History Month: Frank Johnson has a preview of many of the events and activities that will be taking place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in this conversation with Chris Miller, Manager of Program Initiatives.