OHIOana Library

Sandra Quick, as Founder and Principal of Our History Awakens, is a proud member of OHIOana Library. The OHIOana Library is responsible for Collecting, Preserving and Celebrating Ohio Literature. The OHIOana Library Association was founded in 1929 by Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper to collect, preserve, and promote the works of Ohio authors, artists, and musicians. Today the Library’s holdings include more than 45,000 books by or about Ohioans; 10,000 pieces of sheet music; biographical files on notable Ohioans; personal papers of Ohio authors and artists; and numerous scrapbooks created by Ohio civic and cultural organizations.OHIOana Library

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Sandra Quick, Founder / Principal.  MAEd, MAPC
Commemorating the African American experience in American History
Professional Teaching Artist

Sandra Quick earned the title of Professional Teaching Artists culminating in the awarding of digital badges for both Module 1 and Module 2 from The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning unites art and education to change lives. All programs meet Ohio Academic Standards and are routinely evaluated for quality. Professional Teaching Artists are chosen on the basis of artistic excellence, the ability to effectively communicate with students, teachers, and other artists, and the overall needs of the communities and schools we serve. Our professional teaching artists use the arts to:
  • Teach Problem Solving and Creative Thinking
  • Build on Curricular Needs
  • Engage and Inspire Students
  • Motivate Students to Succeed
  • Programs are available for Pre-K-12 Grade students, are aligned core curriculum, and can be customized for curricular needs. Programs are available during school, after-school, and out-of-school time.
    National Black Theatre Festival Winston-Salem NC

    For four biennially years (2003-2011) conducted Character Development Workshops for Festival attendees. The National Black Theatre Festival was founded in 1989 by Larry Leon Hamlin in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Serving as its executive director, Hamlin’s goal in creating the Festival was "to unite black theatre companies in America to ensure the survival of the genre into the next millennium". Held biennially since 1989 for six days, the NBTF showcases the best in African-American theater.