Black History Month

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Dance, art, literature, poetry, and of course, jazz are a few of the cultural achievements that defined the Harlem Renaissance. Juneteenth Cincinnati and the Kennedy Heights Arts Center are partnering to celebrate that time period during Black History Month with an art exhibit and performance series.

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The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is taking up the call to center Black History Month programs on issues affecting Black families. It's hosting a series of recorded and Zoom discussions this month on a variety of topics designed for everyone, young and old.

© Romare Bearden Foundation/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Photo by Paul Takeuchi.

As part of African American History Month, the Cincinnati Art Museum is featuring an exhibit by famed artist Romare Bearden. During it's opening weekend (February 28-March 1), admission to Something Over Something Else will be free. 

In recognition of Black History Month, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is presenting An Adam Experiment, a one-man play on the life of civil rights crusader and U.S. Representative Adam Clayton Powell, Jr

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The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is presenting a year-long program series, "Freedom 55," to commemorates the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a 1964 voter registration drive, also known as the Mississippi Summer Project.

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Hamilton County commissioners are officially designating February as Black History and African-American History Month in the county. Though the board has participated in programs in the past, it says this is the first time such a step has been taken by the county itself.

Black History Month Programs At The Freedom Center

Jan 26, 2018

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. 

For Black History Month: the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will be celebrating the month with the theme African American Women in Cincinnati. 

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The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) was established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The association founded Black History Month and continues the work and mission of Dr. Woodson, who is known as the "Father of Black History."

George Washington Carver was an accomplished botanist, known for his discovery of many uses for the peanut, but his life required great perseverance and character to overcome a wealth of societal obstacles.

Negro Leagues Baseball Exhibit

Feb 19, 2014
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  In the first half of the 1900s racism and Jim Crow laws kept African-American baseball players from being on the same teams as white players. So in 1920 the Negro National League was formed, soon followed  by other rival Negro Leagues. An exhibit now on display at the Galleries at Sinclair in Dayton, Ohio, Shades of Greatness, is the first collaborative art exhibition inspired by the history of Negro Leagues Baseball.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Feb 15, 2013

In honor of Black History Month, Natalie Hastings, the communications director from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, joins Mark Perzel in studio to discuss special programs and exhibits at the Center this month, as well as provide a brief update on how the Center is faring with the growth of The Banks project in its front yard.


Cincinnati's Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Feb 1, 2013

You hear Chris DeSimio each Saturday morning hosting On the Money, but did you know besides being a successful investment counselor, Chris is also the president of the Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House? As we begin Black History Month, Mark Perzel turns the tables and interviews Chris about the importance of Harriet Beecher Stowe to the Underground Railroad, and provides information about her family and their home at Gilbert Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvc.  that is now meticulously maintained inside by the Friends group, and the Cincinnati Park Board on the outside.