Ohio history

COMMENTARY

Tecumseh and the war for the Northwest Territory

BY: - October 6, 2022

Yesterday was the 209th anniversary of the killing in battle of Ohio Shawnee chief Tecumseh, born near Chillicothe in 1768. His efforts to build a permanent territory for a confederacy of Indigenous American tribes, bordered by Lake Erie in the north, the Ohio River in the east and south, and the Mississippi River in the […]

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 […]