Hate Crimes in the Heartland, a new documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the United States each year through the lens of two hate crimes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, premiers Monday night at the Freedom Center. Emmy Award-winning Film Maker Rachel Lyon discusses her latest documentary. To view a trailer of the film, click here.
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.
An estimated 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Six million of them were Jews. Of those, more than one million were children. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, formed by a group of Holocaust survivors and their families, educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims and acts on its lessons.
Insight OTR is a project that started out as an honors course at Northern Kentucky University and has developed into an ongoing search for stories about the people, businesses, culture and history of one of Cincinnati’s most iconic neighborhoods.
I met with Cailtin Neely, creator of Insight OTR on the campus of NKU to learn more.
With dozens of local breweries in operation, Cincinnati was once known as the beer capital of the world. But by the mid-Seventies, only two local breweries remained. Now, thanks to a growing list of craft beer makers and a renewed appreciation of the city’s rich brewing history, Cincinnati is once again becoming known for its beer.
Cincinnati has a tradition of producing winners in the boxing ring, Tim Austin, Freddie Miller, Aaron Pryor, and most famous, Ezzard Charles, “The Cincinnati Cobra,” who defeated Joe Louis in 1950 to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.
October 13 is the date for this year’s Columbia Tusculum Historic Home Tour, and local musician, artist and resident Cindy Matyi joins Lee Hay to share some of the events that will take place during the tour including art exhibits and live music in many of the homes.
Lee Hay spoke with Diana Porter who is the organizer of a bicentennial celebration of College Hill on Saturday, September 21st from 11am-4pm. The celebration will be a living history event spanning four neighborhoods from Northside to Mt. Healthy, with 9 living history sites focusing on the theme of abolition and the Underground Railroad.
Cincinnati's earliest roots trace back to what is now a cemetery.
Memorial Pioneer Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Hamilton County and the second oldest in Ohio, is hard to find even if you're looking for it. It's tucked away, small sign and all, across from Lunken Airport. That's where Cincinnati Park Board naturalist Michael George is waiting.