Category: Black History Month

Secretary Husted recognizes Black Owned businesses during Black History Month

Secretary Husted Announces February as Minority-Owned Businesses Month COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced the Ohio Business Profile program will feature minority-owned businesses throughout the month of February. Ohio has over 120,000 minority-owned businesses making up 13.5 percent of the…

Black History Month Feb. 23: Cornelius Green – Ohio State’s 1st Black quarterback

Cornelius Green is a decorated college football standout at Ohio State under legendary coach Woody Hayes, where he quarterbacked the powerhouse Buckeyes from 1973-1975. Throughout his college career, he earned several awards including OSU Team MVP (1975), Big Ten MVP…

Black History Celebration at 30 E. Broad Street tomorrow at noon

The State of Ohio DAS Diversity Committee, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Public Safety are sponsoring a Black History Month Celebration tomorrow at noon in the lobby of 30 E. Broad St.(Columbus) with Transit…

Black History Month Feb. 21: Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. 1st Black Army General

Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr., was the first African-American general for the US Army, after starting as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War. Following many years of service he became an adviser for the military on racial discrimination, pushing for full…

Black History Month Feb. 19: Daniel Alexander Payne – 1st Black College President

Daniel Alexander Payne (February 24, 1811 – November 2, 1893) was an American bishop, educator, college administrator and author. A major shaper of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), Payne stressed education and preparation of ministers and introduced more order…

Black History Month Feb. 18: Sarah E. Goode – 1st Black woman to be granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  Born into slavery in 1850, Sarah E. Goode was the first African American woman to be granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. After being freed from slavery at the end of the Civil War, Goode…