Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ripley, Ohio: The Real Underground Railroad.....

A major crossing point on the Underground Railroad.  Little known fact:  during the Civil War, slaves in states such as Kentucky, that stayed in the Union, were not Freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.  Kentucky Hills across the Ohio River.......

The Underground Railroad Museum was placed in Cincinnati, but Ripley was the main crossing area.  Cincinnati was very pro-slavery and not a good place for escapees.  The Story "BELOVED" was based upon actual events in the life of Margaret Garner, that occurred in Cincinnati when officials tried to return her to slavery in 1856. 

1 comment:

  1. Very peaceful looking place. I knew the Emancipation Proclamation only freed the slaves in the South, but I never knew Cinci was pro-slavery even though there were slaves in many Northern states.