Friday, February 28, 1997
| Black History Month events |
Jennie Davis Porter
Tristate history is filled with African-American achievement, but much of it is not known by the public. In recognition of Black History Month, The Enquirer offered a four-part, weekly series highlighting the lives and contributions of some significant local African-Americans:
George Washington Williams and Jesse Locker, ambassadors Feb. 28, 1997
Henry Boyd, furniture manufacturer Feb. 21, 1997
Granville T. Woods, inventor Feb. 14, 1997
Jennie Davis Porter, educator Feb. 7, 1997
WHERE FREEDOM RINGS: A PATH THROUGH THE AREA'S BLACK HISTORY
Allen Temple AME Church
Cincinnati has a rich African-American history. Situated on the border between slavery and freedom, it was a center of activity for the Underground Railroad. African-Americans fought here for equal rights, built schools, founded churches and made their mark in history. It is a history that is still being written. Visit some sites from Cincinnati's African-American heritage.
Where Freedom Rings Feb. 7, 1997
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM PLANNED FOR RIVERFRONT
Levi Coffin, an Underground Railroad leader, lived in this Walnut Hills home.
Cincinnati's riverfront will be home to a $70 million Underground Railroad museum within the next five years, a group leading the effort announced this month.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be the first national museum in Cincinnati and one of the few major museums focused on African-American history in America.
What it will be Feb. 10, 1997
Who's behind it Feb. 11, 1997
Ed Rigaud's vision Feb. 11, 1997
BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
Black History Celebration, 4-7:30 p.m., Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Home, 3550 Shaw Ave., Hyde Park. Songs, poetry, dance and a reception. Free. 871-2090.
Black History Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Room 112, Lindner Hall Auditorium, College of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati. Features Charles Johnson, author of Middle Passage, discussing ''The Lost Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.'' Question and answer session follows, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, African American Cultural and Research Center. Both programs are free. 556-0350.
Black History Performance, Denise Higgs, Head Start manager, plays Harriet Tubman, noon-2 p.m., Great Hall, Tangeman University Center, University of Cincinnati. Free. 556-5503.
Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave. Museum of Natural History and Science: Get to know J.P. Ball, Cincinnati daguerreotypist and photographer during the mid-19th century, 12:30-4 p.m.; Black Appalachia, exhibit of the African American presence in Appalachian Kentucky. Programs are free with admission. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5.50, $3.50 ages 3-12. 287-7021, 287-7031 or 287-7010.
The Fraternity, 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, Paul Robeson Theatre, Arts Consortium of Cincinnati, 1515 Linn St., West End. $12.50 advance, $15 at the door. 381-0645.