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CINCINNATI




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Struggles Tunnel, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati

 

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WELCOME TO CINCINNATI, OHIO
With its prime location on the north bank of the Ohio River across from Kentucky, you can picture the River Jordan in Negro spirituals as codeword for Ohio River. Many of our ancestors first came to this distinguished city for freedom ... More

BLACK GENESIS
African Americans first came to the area in 1810, before the city incorporated in 1819. They were attracted to jobs in the riverbank slaughterhouses considered undesirable to most other groups ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Headlined by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati also features Elementz, Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, African American Museum & Arts Consortium ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
Ollie's Trolley and Alabama Fish Bar are two institutions loved by locals and tourists alike. You can also get your Soul Food and Barbecue fix around town at Rachels and Goodie's, while VIP Lounge and Shakers Club XO nightclubs ... More

SHOPS, GALLERIES and SPA
Black-owned shops and galleries are sparse in Cincinnati, but here's a few hard to find establishments for your consideration ... More

CINCINNATI, GRAND CENTRAL STATION OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Of the three primary routes to freedom from the south, one along the east coast, a second along the Mississippi River, the most heavily traveled route was crossing the Ohio River from Northern Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio where it is estimated that some 30,000 people escaped slavery ... More


HISTORIC SITES
You would be right to guess that given its place in the Underground Railroad, Cincinnati has dozens of historic sites with national significance ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
A family-friendly city in every way, greater Cincinnati is home to a major zoo, children's museum, natural history museum, two theme parks, an aquarium, a water park, and pro football and baseball stadiums ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
49th floor of Carew Tower gives you a 360 degree of the city, while Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts, Riverbend Music Center, Fountain Square, Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, Over-The-Rhine ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Cincinnati Art Museum plus Cincinnati History Museum and Cincinnati Historical Society Library within Cincinnati Museum Center are major attractions, but Christians may also want to visit the Creation Museum in Kentucky ... More

 

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Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu
Lysa Allman-Baldwin
Leonard Dorsey
Calvin Young

 

 
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