Jim Blount History Educator Award

The Jim Blount History Educator Award is given biennially to teachers whose inspired work stimulates historical inquiry and understanding, and exemplifies the dedication to history education epitomized in Mr. Blount’s life and career.

Hamilton native Jim Blount (1935-2017) taught and wrote on the history of Hamilton and southwestern Ohio for almost sixty years. His award-winning journalism career at the Cincinnati Enquirer and Hamilton Journal-News spanned a quarter century.  Jim also taught history and civics in the Hamilton Schools District, and was named Hamilton City Schools’ Teacher of the Year, 1991-1992.

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