Karen Robertson

Karen Robertson

Karen Robertson is a Curator of Manuscripts at the Ohio History Connection. Karen earned her master’s degree in public history from the Ohio State University in 2015, beginning her career at the Ohio History Connection later that year. Karen’s research interests center around civil rights and social movements. Her newest full-length publication, Little Ohio, hit bookstore shelves in November 2019. Karen’s daily work can be seen in her many contributions to the Ohio History Connection History Blog.


Civil rights in Columbus: The Vanguard League

By: - February 27, 2020

Most of us have heard the national story of civil rights. But did you know that many cities and towns across Ohio had (and still have) incredibly active local civil rights organizations? The Ohio History Connection holds the papers of one of these local organizations: the Vanguard League. In May 1940, in the home of […]