The elevator video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancé and the outcry it generated has once again brought the all-too-common problem of domestic violence into the spotlight. One in four women in the United States will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. Physical and sexual attacks are often involved, but intimidation, emotional abuse and controlling behavior are all forms of domestic violence.
As part of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Women Hold Up the Sky exhibit, local artist and educatorAnnie Ruth has curated Dada Rafiki: Sisters of Legacy, an exhibit that features 40 trailblazing Cincinnati women age 65 and older from different races, backgrounds and professions. Jane Durrell speaks with Annie Ruth about these extraordinary women and this celebration of National Women’s History Month in March.