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Black History Celebrated


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Black history monthWhile we are already halfway through Black History Month, there is still time to visit the Ohio Statehouse for their special tributes. Today, February 16 and next Tuesday, February 23 from noon - 1 p.m. come enjoy a free historical performance from the entire cast of “We’ve Known Rivers” during your lunch hour. Today’s presentation is titled “Right to Vote,” while next week Dr. Carren Moham plays Marion Anderson with musical accompaniment. Both days, visit the Capitol Cafe for some soul food rather than brown bagging it.

Through the end of the month, come to the Map Room and take in “Rosa Parks, the Power of One” art exhibit, featuring K through third-grade student art. The students were challenged to express artistically how they would change the world for the better. Rosa Parks is honored because, through her act of courage, she helped make America a better place for all people. The children’s art reflects their response to a series of questions. What would you do if you had a change … To do a brave thing? A courageous thing? A kind thing? This artwork will uplift you, as you take in this expression of what the next generation hopes to do to make America a better place.