Sharing Stories and Preserving History in Cincinnati's West End, Over-the-Rhine and Beyond
Annual Spring (virtual) Luncheon
March 24, Noon- 1 pm
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Presented in partnership with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, Over-the-Rhine Museum, Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library, and University of Cincinnati Public History Program
Hear from four upstanders, Keloni Parks (Ke), Dr. Anne Delano Steinert, Prof. Laverne Summerlin and Dr. Rebecca Wingo, preserving history in Cincinnati’s West End, Over-the-Rhine, and beyond through oral history projects, museums, and community-based history projects. This discussion, facilitated by Holocaust & Humanity Center CEO Sarah Weiss, will illuminate the vital work of making history publicly accessible and of carrying forward the stories of diverse community members.
LaVerne Summerlin: Professor Summerlin is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a BA in English from Edgecliff College and am MEd in English from Xavier University. She served as the co-director of the Urban Initiatives Language Education Program bringing Black and Appalachian literature into the Cincinnati Public Schools for over ten years. She is the recipient of several awards for teaching excellence and community service including the Dolly Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Cincinnati. She grew up in the West End has just published Gems of Cincinnati’s West End: Black Children and Catholic Missionaries 1940-1970 about the role of Catholic schools and churches in the development of African American leaders.
What is an Upstander?
Upstanders are individuals who stand up for others and their rights. They fight against injustice and unfairness, and they use their character strengths to inspire action and become the best of humanity today. They are willing to sacrifice. Anyone can be an upstander, and now is the time to be one.
The Cincy Upstanders Project is part of a series from the Holocaust & Humanity Center. Sarah Weiss from the Center will join us to run the zoom event.
Questions? Contact Sean Pollock