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Evanston C
Duck Creek Rd.
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the project

SUPPORT THE HISTORICAL MARKER HONORING AFRICIAN AMERICAN LEADERS The Evanston Community Council Preserving and Celebrating Committee is pleased to announce an application will be submitted in April 2021 for an Ohio historical marker in honor of James W. and L. Helen Rankin. Rep. James W. Rankin key role in the legislation that created the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. L. Helen Rankin, the 1st African American woman to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives. The Ohio History Connection historical marker program “allows local communities to identify, honor and commemorate the important people, places and events that have contributed to their past and formed part of the fabric of Ohio.” Jacqueline P. Hudson, a doctoral candidate at Bowling Green State University will submit the application. Campaign Goal $8000

the steps

April 1, 2021, Submit historic marker application to State of Ohio ($4500 needed to purchase marker and funds to install) 

August 1, 2021,  Installation of historic marker

September 1, 2021, begin conducting youth education programming at a cost of $25 per child (with a goal of engaging 140 children September 2021 through April 2022.   


why we're doing it

The almost 9000 residents in the Evanston neighborhood in Cincinnati developed a 2019-2029 Plan  Evanston is a predominately African American working class neighborhood that values preserving and celebrating tthe rich history of residents. This historic marker will be the first in Hamilton County honoring an African American couple


$4000 to purchase and Install the Historical Marker

$500 to Install the Historical Marker


ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  



Thank you for recent donation by checks

Thank you to Andrew and Annie Johnson and Ramon and Carmen Moon for their recent donations by checks. 

For check donation payable to: “Evanston Community Council” for “Historic Marker” -

Mail payment to: Evanston Community Council, P.O. Box 12128, Cinti, Ohio, 45212

For more information contact Gregory Stewart at 513.520.5203 or


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  • Donna A.
  • Karl M.
  • Anonymous
  • Robert and Robin Broadnax
  • James, Nancy, Kendall, and Kia Rankin
  • Connie Ross
  • Darlene R.
  • Tara Moon
  • Melanie W.
  • Rev.David J. & Karen W. Brentley
  • Mary A. Battle
  • Nadine Morgan/ NPBC Sunday School
  • Sharron Moon
  • Jeaninne Lewis Walker
  • Eleonora Fusco
  • Kathye Lewis Norman and Gregory Norman
  • Gregory Stewart