Live Performance by "We've Known Rivers"

We've Known Rivers
February 4 - February 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


Black History Month 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special exhibition and free historical performances each Tuesday at noon.

Live performances by “We’ve Known Rivers”

We’ve Known Rivers is a group of dynamic storytellers that commemorate the African American experience in American history through engaging first-person presentations. Each performance will take place at noon in the Atrium.


Feb. 4, 2020- “John Randolph’s Freed People: You Can Hear Me Now” by Paisha Thomas

                        Music and stories are on the path to freedom for these families.

Feb. 11, 2020- “The Henry Box Brown Show” by Rory Rennick

                       The enslaved Henry Brown mailed himself to freedom, and became a magician.

Feb. 18, 2020- “Of Memory and History: An Affrilachian Storyteller Speaks” by Lynette Ford

                        Humor and heart are rooted in her family's storytelling traditions.

Feb. 25, 2020- “Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen” by Anthony Gibbs

The first African-American military pilots served in World War II, and were later stationed near Columbus, Ohio.


If you have a group of 10 people or more who would like to attend a performance, please call Katie Montgomery at 614-728-3726 about seating availability.