black history


Teach Black history — don’t ban it

BY: - February 3, 2023

When Republican President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, he called on Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans.” He also acknowledged that Black Americans had shown “courage and perseverance” when our country had failed to live up to its own ideals. Today, even Ford’s simple words […]


Trump visit to Clyde a reminder of what gets lost when a local newspaper closes shop

BY: - August 7, 2020

We began our reporting adventure at the local history museum, traveled to an ice cream parlor and ended up at a diner across the street from the newsroom.  The year was 2012 and I was interning at the Sandusky Register newspaper in northern Ohio. President Barack Obama announced he would soon be making a campaign […]

Catching Our Eye: Black history, Black trans pride, and COVID-19 epicenters

BY: - June 29, 2020

Black history. The Sandusky Register’s Caitlin Nearhood is reporting, “Black history not properly taught to Ohio students.” “Important parts of American history appear to be whitewashed in Ohio’s current history curriculum. “In recent weeks, events like Juneteenth, the Tulsa Massacre and Black Wall Street have gained notoriety amid racial injustice protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. […]