We work to bridge cultural divides that emerged from a lack of understanding of racial disparities, why they exist in the first place, and how they persist today. One way we are doing this is through our oral histories and archives program, where residents in underrepresented communities whose histories have been long overlooked can be properly preserved and shared.
Join our Patreon to download the digital copies of the West End and support our initiative to create more West End coloring book pages. Check the slideshow video below to learn more about the West End community.
We work with the Robert O'Neil Multicultural Arts Center (ROMAC) to create digital media content, which includes this slideshow and the coloring book pages noted above!
The archival photos used in the “Cincinnati History is Black History" YouTube video were provided to us by ROMAC, an organization that is working to preserve the historic Regal Theatre in the West End by turning it into a community space.
EERC + URBANIST MEDIA
The people of Evanston have been historically marginalized both geographically and demographically. The neighborhood lives with the consequences of urban renewal in the 1970s, which destroyed the business district, numerous single family homes, split the neighborhood in two, and has led to decades of disinvestment. As an extremely underrepresented community, their history is in danger of being lost. It is by working with the Evanston Employment Resource Center (EERC) to establish the "Celebrating Evanston" initiative that we will begin to remove the systematic barriers to creating and maintaining a publicly accessible community archive in Evanston.