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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special art exhibit and free historical performance each Tuesday at noon. 

 

The 2017 Rosa Parks Children’s Art Exhibit, “The Power of One,” is a K-third grade student art exhibit sponsored by COTA. The exhibit is the students’ artistic expression of how they would change things for the better. Rosa Parks is honored because through her act of courage, she helped make America a better place for all people. Students were asked what would you do if you had a chance…To do a brave thing? A courageous thing? A kind thing? If nothing stood in your way, what would you do to change America and make it a better place for all people? The exhibit will be on display in the Map Room throughout the month of February.  

 

Living history performances will be presented each Tuesday at noon throughout February in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse. Visitors will meet first-person interpreters who portray prominent African Americans in U.S. history. Each 45-minute vignette will focus on African-American history as part of Black History Month at the Ohio Statehouse. Each performance is rich with history, drama and adventure. The programs are presented by “We’ve Known Rivers,” which is a partnership of dynamic storytellers with a passion for history and education. The programs are free and open to the public. Click here for more information about We’ve Known Rivers.  The programs will be streamed live by the Ohio Channel. If you or your organization would like to schedule a group to attend a performance, please contact Katie Montgomery at 614/728-3726 or kmontgomery@ohiostatehouse.org.

 

Scheduled living history performances include:

February 7 - Remembering Miss Rosa, by Annette Jefferson

February 14 - The Poet and His Song: Paul Laurence Dunbar, by Anthony Gibbs

February 21 - Professor Henry “Box” Brown, by Rory Rennick

February 28 - George Washington Williams, by Anthony Gibbs

 

High resolution images are available.

Watch a living history presentation here.

 

To view this press release and others, visit the Ohio Statehouse website.

 

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