National Parks in Ohio

National Parks in Ohio

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument Located in Southwest Ohio, this national monument commemorates the life of Charles Young.  This respected military officer was born to enslaved parents in 1864 and went through many challenges, including racism. Despite this, Young became the third African American to graduate from the US Military Academy. Not just that, … Read more

Best Quotes about Ohio

USA - Ohio - Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio next to the John A Roebling Suspension Bridge

It is true that I was denied access to a facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, because I never got in. I can’t tell you what was inside. We both know about the rumors concerning a captured UFO and crew members. I have never seen what I would call a UFO, but … Read more

130 Best Quotes about Cleveland, Ohio

USA - Ohio - Cleveland - A Cleveland sign, one of three in the city, overlooking downtown from the near west side

In 1938, Superman appeared. He had been mailed to the offices of National Periodical Publications from Cleveland, by a couple of Jewish boys who had imbued him with the powers of a hundred men, of a distant world, and of the full measure of their bespectacled adolescent hopefulness and desperation. -Michael Chabon A lot of … Read more

The Lost History of the Black Pioneers

 Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe On today’s episode of the History Fangirl Podcast, we discuss an aspect of history that, I don’t mind saying, was a total blind spot for me. I was so honored to talk with Anna-Lisa Cox, an adjunct member of the History Department and … Read more

Josiah Henson and the Underground Railroad

Listen and Subscribe in iTunes Other ways to Listen and Subscribe I lived in South Philadelphia for seven years, and knew very little about the area’s connection to the Civil War or the Underground Railroad. But just a couple years ago, I read a story about how a house not far from where I used … Read more