Hale Center News
Government of The Bahamas Appoints Dr. William F. Pickard First Honorary Consul in Detroit
The Government of The Bahamas for the first time ever appointed an Honorary Consul in Detroit. That person is entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist William F. Pickard, Ph.D., executive chairman of GAA Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.Read More
WATCH: MLK Celebration 2021 featuring Ben Crump
Renowned Civil Rights attorney Ben Crump founded Ben Crump Law PLLC with the abiding belief that justice equals respect. Because of this dedication to justice, the families of Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, Martin Lee Anderson, and Breonna Taylor all turned to Mr. Crump to turn the spotlight of justice on these cases.Read More
Black community finds virtual unity in absence of Hale Hall
Hale Hall has been the gathering space for the Black Ohio State community for 31 years, but due to COVID-19 guidelines, the building was converted from a student center and gathering space into a classroom building, Larry Williamson Jr., director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, said.Read More
Highlights of Hale Center Art Collection
Artist: Larry Winston Collins
Medium: Relief Painting
The “King's Life” painting was the first piece of artwork donated to the Hale Center. Created specifically for the Office of Minority Affairs' annual MLK exhibition in 1988, Mr. Collins donated the art to the Hale Center in 1989 prior to its opening on October 11, 1989.
Apartheid Series for Steven
Artist: Ed Colston
Medium: Mixed Media Painting
The Apartheid Series for Steven was donated by artist Ed Colston as a special tribute to Steven Biko. Ed Colston (November 20, 1936 – February 21, 2006), a local artist and former professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design, was known for his bold colors and abstraction in his works of art.
Artist: Charles Hollingsworth