Black History Month 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special exhibition and free historical performances each Tuesday at noon.
Live performances by “We’ve Known Rivers”
We’ve Known Rivers is a group of dynamic storytellers that commemorate the African American experience in American history through engaging first-person presentations. Each performance will take place at noon in the Atrium.
Feb. 4, 2020- “John Randolph’s Freed People: You Can Hear Me Now” by Paisha Thomas
Music and stories are on the path to freedom for these families.
Feb. 11, 2020- “The Henry Box Brown Show” by Rory Rennick
The enslaved Henry Brown mailed himself to freedom, and became a magician.
Feb. 18, 2020- “Of Memory and History: An Affrilachian Storyteller Speaks” by Lynette Ford
Humor and heart are rooted in her family's storytelling traditions.
Feb. 25, 2020- “Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen” by Anthony Gibbs
The first African-American military pilots served in World War II, and were later stationed near Columbus, Ohio.
If you have a group of 10 people or more who would like to attend a performance, please call Katie Montgomery at 614-728-3726 about seating availability.