Black History Month Slide 3

Black History Month 2014

Ohio History Center, I-71 & 17th Avenue, Columbus

See thought-provoking films on the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and hear stories of some African-American history-makers who've called Ohio home, during Black History Month programs at the Ohio History Center in February.

Enjoy the following programs free with Ohio History Center Museum admission: $10/adult; $9/senior age 60+; $5/youth ages 6–12; Free/Ohio Historical Society member; Free/child age 5 and under.

Questions about visiting the Ohio History Center? Click here or call 800.686.6124.


Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 • Noon
Redlining and Restrictive Deeds
After World War II, large numbers of homes were built for returning soldiers and their families. Learn how redlining and restrictive deeds made it more difficult for some, especially minorities, to get housing.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 • 12:30 p.m.
Curator Talk
Robert Duncanson: “The Best Landscape Painter in the West”
Join Curator Emily Lang to hear about the life of prominent Hudson River School painter Robert Duncanson. Born to freed former slaves in 1821, Duncanson built his career in Cincinnati. Quickly rising to fame, he was one of the finest landscape painters in the country during the mid-1800s. Hear about his struggles and triumphs during his 30-year career and see examples of his artwork from the Ohio Historical Society’s fine arts collection.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
Among the first generation of African Americans born in the South after the Civil War, Alice graduated from college in 1892 and taught for six years. Editing the women’s page of a New Orleans paper in her free time, she began publishing her poetry and short stories at age 20. In 1895 she began a correspondence with Paul Laurence Dunbar; they married and moved to Washington, D.C. They came from very different racial experiences: light skin had often allowed her to "pass" and go places where he couldn’t. Krysteen Hammond of Columbus portrays Alice Dunbar Nelson in this one-woman performance.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 • 1:30 p.m.
Inventors and Their Inventions
Think you know your inventors? Test your skills in our card game — match African American inventors to their inventions! All ages are welcome to participate.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series: Freedom Riders *
This film offers an inside look at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s, when a brave band of activists challenged segregation in the Deep South (2011, 120 minutes).

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 • 2:30 p.m.
Adams Family Collection
Even the average Ohio family has a unique story to tell. Put your detective skills to the test: look through archival boxes to see what you can learn about one such family’s daily life! This program is open to sleuths of all ages.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
See Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m.


Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Staff Pick: Civil War Flags
See the real flags of two African American units in the Civil War — the Black Brigade of Cincinnati and the 5th U.S. Colored Troops — and learn more about the stories behind them.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Staff Pick: Larry Doby
Jackie Robinson may have broken the color barrier in professional baseball, but he didn’t do it alone. Join one of our history interpreters to learn about Larry Doby, the first African-American player in the American League.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series: The Loving Story *
Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (2011, 77 minutes).

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Adams Family Collection
Even the average Ohio family has a unique story to tell. Put your detective skills to the test: look through archival boxes to see what you can learn about one such family’s daily life! This program is open to sleuths of all ages.


Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • Noon
Redlining and Restrictive Deeds
See Saturday, Feb. 1

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • 12:30 p.m.
Curator Talk
The Mills Brothers
Join Curator Matt Benz for a musical and visual survey of the Mills Brothers, the popular African American jazz and pop singing group that hailed from Piqua, Ohio. Listen to a selection of their hit recordings and examine archival materials from the Ohio Historical Society’s collections, including original recordings such as 78s, 45s, and LPs, photographs, letters and ephemera. Learn about one of the most popular and groundbreaking American singing groups of the 20th century.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
See Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • 1:30 p.m.
Inventors and Their Inventions
See Saturday, Feb. 1

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series: The Loving Story *
Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (2011, 77 minutes).

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • 2:30 p.m.
Adams Family Collection
See Saturday, Feb. 1

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
See Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m.


Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Staff Pick: Civil War Flags
See Sunday, Feb. 2

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Staff Pick: Larry Doby
See Sunday, Feb. 2

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series: Freedom Riders *
This film offers an inside look at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s, when a brave band of activists challenged segregation in the Deep South (2011, 120 minutes).

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Adams Family Collection
See Sunday, Feb. 2


Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 • 10 a.m.–Noon
Created Equal Film Series: Special Student Showing of Freedom Riders *
Students will see an abbreviated version of the 2011 film Freedom Riders , which offers an inside look at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s, when a brave band of activists challenged segregation in the Deep South. Local community leaders including two Freedom Riders of the 1960s and Civil Rights activist Bishop C. Joseph Sprague of the United Methodist Church will introduce the showing. This student program is open to the public. For more information, call 614.297.2477.


Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 • Noon
Redlining and Restrictive Deeds
See Saturday, Feb. 1

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
See Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 • 1:30 p.m.
Inventors and Their Inventions
See Saturday, Feb. 1

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series: The Loving Story *
See Saturday, Feb. 8

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 • 2:30 p.m.
Adams Family Collection
See Saturday, Feb. 1

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
See Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m.


Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Staff Pick: Civil War Flags
See Sunday, Feb. 2

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Staff Pick: Larry Doby
See Sunday, Feb. 2

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series: Freedom Riders *
See Sunday, Feb. 9

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Adams Family Collection
See Sunday, Feb. 2


Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 • 12:30 p.m.
Curator Talk
Eagles on Their Buttons:
African American Service in the Civil War and World War I

Join manuscript curator and military historian John Haas to learn more about Ohio’s African American soldiers. From the Fifth United States Colored Troops of the Civil War to the Ninth Battalion of the Ohio National Guard in World War I, African American Ohioans have bravely served.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 • 1 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
See Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 • Time to be announced
Created Equal Film Series: The Loving Story *
See Saturday, Feb. 8

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 • 3 p.m.
Echoes in Time Theatre
Alice Dunbar Nelson: Poet, Journalist, Political Activist
See Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m.


Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 • 2 p.m.
Created Equal Film Series: Freedom Riders *
See Sunday, Feb. 9


* Created Equal Film Series programs are made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Created Equal is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.


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