National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
CINCINNATI • Freedom Center • Ongoing
|The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, opened 23 August 2004.|
During the 1800s, over one hundred thousand enslaved fugitives sought freedom through the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad is the symbolic term given to the routes enslaved Black Americans took to gain their freedom as they traveled, often as far as Canada and Mexico. Free Blacks, Whites, Native Americans and former slaves acted as conductors by aiding fugitive slaves to their freedom.
A $110-million facility , the Freedom Center features three pavilions, celebrating courage, cooperation and perseverance. The story of freedom is woven through the heroic legacy of the Underground Railroad and the American struggle to abolish human enslavement and secure freedom for all people.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Web Site
||50 East Freedom Way|
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Tel: (1) 877 648 48 38