project leader
Evanston C
location
Duck Creek Rd.
(Evanston )
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State Representative Stephanie Howse interview of L. Helen Rankin February 2021

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 https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/sites/planning/assets/File/Evanston%20Work%20Plan%20%5B2019%5D.pdf  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

budget

$4500 to purchase and install the historical marker

$3500 to conduct youth educational programming

 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $8,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$249
TOTAL TO RAISE = $8,284
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.  

 

  

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photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • TERRI ENGLAND
  • Nadine Morgan/ NPBC Sunday School
  • Sharron Moon
  • Jeaninne Lewis Walker
  • Eleonora Fusco
  • Kathye Lewis Norman and Gregory Norman
  • Gregory Stewart