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Ohio Tried to Ban D.W. Griffith’s Epic ‘Birth of a Nation’

State censors objected not only to the insidious portrayal of African Americans in the film itself, but to the film’s inflammatory potential to incite racial unrest in Ohio.

Eliza Potter Styled Cincinnati’s Hair, Then Printed All The Gossip

She was an African American who published a book at a time when most were enslaved and, in many states, it was illegal to be taught how to read and write.

Ohio’s History of Presidential Books

The pages our past presidents penned have shaped our nation. A new book details the surprising role Ohio played in all of it.

Despite Affliction, Cincinnati Poet Raymond Dandridge Inspired Others

Although he once achieved fame, Raymond Garfield Dandridge is sadly forgotten today.

The Time Mark Twain Feuded With The Cincinnati Enquirer

In 1870, the Cincinnati Enquirer or, rather, an anonymous columnist writing for the Cincinnati Enquirer, called Mark Twain a liar.

The Baddest Of All Cincinnati Badasses: General August Willich

Rumor had it that he was the illegitimate son of the Prussian crown prince. Oh, and he challenged Karl Marx to a duel.

100 Years Ago, Cincinnati Slid Into The ‘Roaring Twenties’

The “Roaring Twenties” arrived in Cincinnati bathed in cautious optimism.

How Past Cincinnatians Predicted The Future

Hourly newspapers? A universal language? Horse-less roads? These are just a handful of predictions the Queen City's past residents had about the future.

From Electrical Shocks to Holes In Skulls: Cincinnati Tried Almost Anything To Fight Hangovers

A word to the wise: Don’t try any of these hangover “cures” at home.

A Year-End Collection Of Cincinnati Oddities

Here are some tidbits of Cincinnati Curiosities peculiarity to tide you over as we transition through the holidays to the dawn of a new decade.

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