History

Reflection: Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement that “Our nation has lost a...

History Thursday: How did Ohio get its unique flag shape?

There’s no doubt about it: Ohio is a unique place. It’s a place where the city of Upper Sandusky is south of the city...

Remembering Ohio’s last Civil War veteran legislators

When Henry Frillman stood alone in 1920 as the only remaining Ohio lawmaker who served in the Civil War, it was assumed he would...

‘You just have to act’: Thousands outraged by police brutality rally...

WASHINGTON – On the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington and in the throes of a pandemic, thousands of demonstrators on Friday...

After the civil rights era, white Americans failed to support systemic...

The first wave of the Black Lives Matter movement, which crested after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, had the support...

History Thursday: What should replace Confederate statues?

Ever since the University of South Carolina put up a statue of Richard T. Greener – who in 1873 became the school’s first Black...

Former Dem leader says he failed to stop massive corruption scandal

Anybody in the know about Ohio politics has a perspective on what federal law enforcement is calling the biggest bribery scandal in state history.  But...

The complications of history: Public policy must provide a full picture...

Ohioans are understandably proud of the fact that their state was abolitionist from its inception. Predictably, this aspect of our state’s history has been...

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – in 1918 many...

We have all seen the alarming headlines: Coronavirus cases are surging in 40 states, with new cases and hospitalization rates climbing at an alarming...

What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

Editor’s note: Below are some excerpts from a speech on the meaning of the Fourth of July delivered by Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New...
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