Alum Susan Banyas' 'Hillsboro Story' Explores History of Her Ohio Hometown

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL (OHIO) -- It took the work of Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley who defended the Marching Mothers in federal court, NAACP lawyers from Cincinnati and Dayton, a few good Quaker women from Wilmington, many others — and especially the mothers who wouldn’t, and didn’t, give up.

They knew their children were as good as anyone’s children, and they also knew that getting a good education was essential to a decent job and a respectful life.

These haunting images never left Banyas — through her distant but ever-present Quaker background, her years at Ohio University and San Francisco State University’s Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art. Through the founding of SO&SO&SO to “experiment with making movement images, inspired by poets and post-modern dancers.”