Black History Month 2023 program
An Affrilachian Storyteller Speaks Again

Lyn Ford, storyteller
February 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


The Ohio Statehouse celebrates Black History Month in 2023 with public events on Tuesday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 28.  Everyone is welcome in the Atrium at noon.

The performances are planned to be livestreamed on


The 45-minute live performances start at noon, and will be followed by 15 minutes for Q & A.    


The events are free and open to the public.  If you or your organization would like to schedule a group to attend a performance, please contact Katie Montgomery at 614-728-3726 or


Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023  

OF MEMORY AND HISTORY:  An Affrilachian Storyteller Speaks Again 

Performance by Lyn Ford, storyteller and author

Humor and heart are rooted in our family's storytelling traditions. Affrilachian culture, stories and folktales are shared by one of Ohio’s Affrilachian storytellers and authors, Lyn Ford.


About Lyn Ford:  


Lyn Ford is an award-winning storyteller and teaching artist based in Columbus, Ohio.  Her performances are related to her experiences of Affrilachian culture and family stories.  She is a performer at storytelling festivals in Canada, Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, and across the United States.  Lyn is the author of storytelling magazine articles and has written several books.  She has published poetry.  


Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023

BRYAN MOSS: Visual Artist and Comics Creator

Artist Bryan Moss is inspired by mentorship.  



Capitol Cafe is Open for Statehouse Guests


In honor of the Black History Month presentations, HouseTaco at the Capitol Café will offer a discount on food orders on Tuesday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 28, 2023.  Details for online orders will be announced soon.  HouseTaco is located on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse.