John Mercer Langston

COMMENTARY

Notable Black history abounds in Ohio’s past

BY: - February 3, 2022

As we celebrate Black History Month, with Black history under political attack in America’s classrooms, now is probably a good time to take a look back at significant Black history that happened right here in Ohio. In many ways, Ohio’s contribution to Black history began with its very founding. Considered one of the most important […]

COMMENTARY

The Confederate flag is an insult to Ohio’s heritage

BY: - June 25, 2020

One of the most tired, loathsome bromides made in favor of flying the battle flag of slavers and traitors is the exaltation of heritage, as though passing down symbols of racism and sedition in behalf of states’ “rights” to slavery is a tradition worthy of honor. In Ohio, the heritage argument, as it were, is […]