Read the Museum director’s thoughts on the riots and insurrection that occurred on January 6 and how the only answer for us to follow is, a strong recommitment to upholding our democracy and renouncing violence and mob rule.

Looking for guidance can best be found in the words and actions of our beloved 16th President who faced similar circumstances during and even after the Civil War and Dr. King, whose influence on nonviolent protest and civil rights has never been stronger.

Reprinted from the Dayton Daily News, 17 January, 2021. Cox Media, inc.