Special programming during Black History Month at the Statehouse
January 29, 2018
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special art exhibit and free historical performance each Tuesday at noon.
The 2018 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduled living history performances include:
Feb 6 - “Good News, the Chariot's Coming: African-American Women Who Rode for Freedom” by Annette Jefferson
Feb 13 - “Stories and Songs of the Black Experience” by Paisha Thomas
Feb 20 - “Fighting for Freedom: Ohio's Black Civil War Soldiers” by Anthony Gibbs
Feb 27 - “The Right to Vote: Stories of Struggle and Resilience” by Sandra Quick
Watch past living history presentations here.