Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
The Franklin County Grand Jury today returned indictments against the mother and step-father of a 4-year-old boy who was beaten to death.
“Celebrate the Legacy: A Voice in The Crowd” is the name for this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr., observance at Veterans Memorial in Columbus.
It’s been a tumultuous year for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. It nearly went bankrupt; lost its popular conductor Junichi Hirokami; and musicians for a time refused salary and benefits concessions.
In workplaces, schools and at homes, Central Ohioans stopped what they were doing to witness history. WOSU reporters watched the inauguration with three groups of people. WOSU’s Sam Hendren leads off our coverage. He watched the ceremony at the Martin Luther King Center on Columbus’ Mount Vernon Avenue.
There are many unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. One of them is a Dayton-area woman named Flonzie Brown-Wright who became one of the first blacks to be elected to office in Mississippi after Reconstruction. WOSU’s Sam Hendren spoke with Brown-Wright about her work for racial equality and about the inauguration of Barack Obama.
Civil rights leaders say teaching the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior to each new generation is critical in keeping his legacy alive. Each year, kids from around Ohio enter a statewide oratory contest with King’s words and work as its focus. Here are some excerpts from this year’s winning speeches, delivered by their authors.
Columbus police say they’re investigating the robbery of a bicyclist who was riding on the Olentangy River bike trail near 5th Avenue. A male bicyclist reported to police that he was held-up at gun point.
The city of Dayton is marking the 100th anniversary of the death of one of its native sons. Poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar died of tuberculosis on February 9th, 1906. Befriended by the Wright Brothers and known across the U.S., Dunbar passed away at the age of 33.
Funeral arrangements are set for two Ohio national guardsmen killed in Iraq when a homemade bomb exploded near their Humvee. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding profiles one of the men killed, Lieutenant Charles Wilkins.