Our "Lost Voices of Cincinnati" series is an immersive community learning experience all wrapped up in a podcast! The series has won numerous awards for the podcast, including an Education Award from Cincinnati Preservation Association and Best of Cincinnati from Cincinnati Magazine.
If you have never seen the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library's collection of C. Smith's Ghetto Highlights Magazine, you're in for a treat! During the 70s, photographer C. Smith started Ghetto Highlights Magazine, which featured beautiful Black Queens on the cover, popular culture articles, and advertisements for Cincinnati Black businesses.
Ever want to know what Cincinnati's Lower West End looked like before I-75 was built? Then check out this ArcGIS StoryMap made by founding director, Deqah Hussein-Wetzel to learn about how 1940s public housing projects and 1960s expressway projects displaced hundreds of thousands of Black families in the Lower West End.
Check out Columbia Center for Archaeology's anti-racist preservation resource list! For anyone who has every questioned what anti-racism is and wants to know how understanding it can help improve how we do community preservation, we've found the perfect resource for you!
The Ohio State Historic Preservation Office's Ohio Modern historic contexts serve as important public history materials. This Social and Political Welfare section of the Cleveland, Ohio context explains the impacts World War II and urban renewal had on the African Americans population in Cleveland.
In 2018, PennPraxis led the Historic Preservation Citizen Engagement Project, bringing the conversation started by the Mayor’s Task Force on Historic Preservation to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Its resulting Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit is a free resource to build a larger, broader constituency for preservation in Philadelphia.
It all started with the travel bug and a love for old buildings. Today the Decay Devils are full-on preservation organization. They use photography to capture the essence of abandoned buildings to encourage historic preservation in Gary, Indiana and beyond. Today, they do much more than romp and take photos, they actively work to save threatened buildings from wrecking balls.