Black History Month


Since its beginning, Black History Month has been all about education. Over time people have found some pretty cool ways to make learning fun and almost turn education into a celebration. Here are a few ways you can celearn (celebrate and learn) in North Central Ohio:

Freedom Friends Tablet Tour

freedom friends

Explore Oberlin, Ohio’s abolitionist and underground railroad history at your own pace! The tour covers one mile of territory around town with options to go further. Since you’re in control with the tablet guiding your way, you can make it a walking tour, biking tour, driving tour, or sitting at home virtual tour! The power is yours! For the month of February this tour is free for OHC member and only $5/hour for non-members.

Three Bodacious Women

Watch this readers theater program and get up close and personal with the likes of Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Shirley Chisholm. Presented by the Lorain Public Library, this performance includes songs, chants, and words of wisdom. Enjoy this program free of charge!

Underground Railroad Presentation

The Elyria Public Library joins together with the Oberlin Heritage Center to talk about facts, myths and stories on the Underground Railroad. Bring the whole family for this program which is appropriate for ages 6 and up, and also free!

Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom

Harriet Tubman

This free performance will be held at Oberlin College’s beautiful Finney Chapel. The operatic story is told through the context of Harriet Tubman’s family who will let nothing but death separate them, including slavery.

African American History Festival

This 37th annual event focuses on the history of Kanisa House and the Dred Scott Garden and will include a roundtable discussion. The event will be held at the 1850s house which concealed tunnels for the Underground Railroad and is free.

Whether through touring, an acting performance, an opera, or a roundtable discussion there’s a way for everyone to learn something new this Black History Month in Lorain County. For a comprehensive overview of the Underground Railroad history in Lorain County, please visit our website.

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