By Richard Cooper,Dr. Eric R. Jackson

approximately a century after the yank Revolution, the waters of the Ohio River supplied a true and intricate barrier for the USA to navigate. whereas this waterway was once an emblem of freedom and equality for hundreds of thousands of enslaved black americans who had escaped from the terrible establishment of enslavement, the Ohio River was once extensively utilized to move hundreds of thousands of slaves down the river to the Deep South. as a result of Cincinnati’s position at the banks of the river, the city’s economic climate used to be tied to the slave society within the South. notwithstanding, a different cadre of people grew to become very lively within the quest for freedom undertaken by means of African American fugitives on their trips to the North. because of spearheading through this workforce of Cincinnatian trailblazers, the “Queen urban” grew to become a main vacation spot at the Underground Railroad, the 1st multiethnic, multiracial, multiclass human-rights circulate within the heritage of the United States.

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