at the Public Library of
Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Explore black history, art, music,
literature, and other topics at the Library
Historically, African Americans
have struggled for adequate and
accurate representation in mass
Learn how they changed political, cultural,
and economic barriers in the newspaper,
television and radio industries.
The program “African Americans
in the Television Anchor’s Seat”
takes place 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
6, at the Main Library.
Local TV anchormen Courtis Fuller,
Clyde Gray, and John Lomax share
their stories from the news desk.
The program “Genealogy and
Newspapers” takes place at 11
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the
Learn how to do genealogy research
using newspapers. This program is co-
sponsored by the Hamilton County
The program “Cincinnati Black
Press and Its Editors” takes place
at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the
The Cincinnati Herald celebrates its
60th anniversary by sharing the rich
history of black newspapers and
talking about the future of the black
The discussion will be led by Herald
publisher emerita Marjorie Parham, current
publisher Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney,
and historian/author Najiyyah Duncan.
The program “WCIN Radio — A
Cincinnati Icon” takes place at 2
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Main
Hitting the airwaves in October 1953, WCIN-
AM was the oldest black radio station east of
the Mississippi River and it opened the door
for other black-formatted stations in the
WCIN on-air personality Everett Cork and
local historian, author, and former WCIN
reporter Gina Ruffin Moore will examine the
station’s role in the community through the
There are plenty of other programs for
all ages at various Library branch
Discuss books, learn about African
American art and the Underground
Railroad, hear drums, and experience
theater and dance.
For a full list of programs at your local
Library, check our program calendar.
To learn more about your own family’s
history, stop by the award-winning
Genealogy & Local History Department at
the Main Library.
The library owns local African American
newspapers and select out-of-town
editions. Plus the Genealogy & Local
History Department subscribes to several
journals that are dedicated to African
Or go online. Research databases
include Ancestry.com’s Library Edition
which offers slave narratives and other