STATEHOUSE CALENDAR

Black History Month virtual programs
Presented by We've Known Rivers
 

use Zoom to watch on Tuesdays
Time
February 2 - February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location
Online
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


Description

In honor of Black History Month, four special programs will be presented online by We’ve Known Rivers.  Please see below for further information about how you can watch these fascinating shows on the Zoom internet app.



February 2, 2021 at noon - Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen by Anthony Gibbs

 

February 9, 2021 at noon - A People Denied: Tri-Racial Appalachian Heritage by Lynette Ford

 

February 16, 2021 at noon - Henry “Box” Brown:  Magician Escapes to Freedom by Rory Rennick

 

February 23, 2021 at noon- Three River Streams: Stories from the “We’ve Known Rivers” Rivermates

 

Each program will be open to the public online using the Zoom app.  Some events include prerecorded videos, and live, interactive Q-and-A sessions.

 



Detailed descriptions of the online performances at 12 noon: 

 

February 2 at noon- Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

 

The first African-American military pilots served in World War II, and later were stationed near Columbus, Ohio. Living historian Anthony Gibbs is dressed as one of the Tuskegee Airmen, and illustrates the challenges they faced while defending our country.  A live online Q-and-A session will follow the prerecorded show. 

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81309226660?pwd=Um1laUh1bVhOaXJRQlUvUDIxL1ZFdz09

Passcode: statehouse

 

Webinar ID: 813 0922 6660

Passcode: 2095117625

 

February 9 at noon- A People Denied: Tri-Racial Appalachian Heritage

 

This live webinar will be presented by Lyn Ford, an American storyteller, teaching artist and author. 

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We are not makers of history. We are made by history." What happens to the spirit of family when its foundation is denied and its heritage becomes sociological hearsay, stereotypes and the opinions of biased observers printed as "history"? For many, that spirit remains in family folklore and oral history. Lyn Ford will share some of the spirit and strength of tri-racial Appalachian heritage in story and photos.

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84600852333?pwd=c3Ardk9iL29aOWIra0RhbTVpT3padz09

Passcode: statehouse

 

Webinar ID: 846 0085 2333

Passcode: 0497418461

 

February 16 at noon- Henry “Box” Brown:  Magician Escapes to Freedom

 

The true story of a slave who mailed himself to freedom and became a magician will be presented by Rory Rennick.  See magic tricks and a dramatic demonstration of the crate Henry “Box” Brown used to ship himself out of slavery.  A live online Q-and-A session will follow the prerecorded show. 

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82157135174?pwd=czZDYlVZdVhsZWNCT2NHQ21HaHJrQT09

Passcode: statehouse

 

Webinar ID: 821 5713 5174

Passcode: 0769525965

 

February 23 at noon- Streams in Motion: Stories from WKR Rivermates

 

Enjoy a virtual conversation with We’ve Known Rivers presenters Lyn Ford, Rory Rennick, and Anthony Gibbs. Each rivermate will share a piece of how they are spreading history, culture, and heritage with audiences everywhere. The presentation will end with a live online Q-and-A where the audience can engage directly with the panel.

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89164243784?pwd=eGxmcEV0Q3VxZWtDMU1wa3JsSU9FQT09

Passcode: statehouse

 

Webinar ID: 891 6424 3784

Passcode: 4264375730

 

Afterward, a recorded video of each program will be available at OhioChannel.org.