August 30, 2022

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center free admission

Immerse yourself and be inspired by the stories of the Underground Railroad. Discover the history of slavery in America and the struggle for freedom. Learn about the abolition movement and the clandestine Underground Railroad network, its freedom seekers and conductors as courage, cooperation and perseverance carried enslaved people to freedom. Walk inside an authentic slave […]

July 14, 2022

Open Doors: Our Local Heroes & The Story of Dangerfield Newby

Join us Saturday, June 17th, to view a new exhibit, Our Local Heroes, commemorating those who fought to end slavery in Belmont County at the Underground Railroad Museum beginning at 11 AM, with a presentation by Jon-Erik Gilot on Dangerfield Newby, a riveting tale of a local freed Virginian slave who found himself on the […]

July 7, 2021

An Abolitionist in Ohio

Join Dr. Charles Wash, executive director of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, to learn more about Frederick Douglass’s 1854 Commencement Address

March 8, 2017

The Arrival of the Randolph Freedpeople

The Randolph Freedpeople reach Ohio.

February 21, 2017

The Randolph People and the Legal Road to Freedom

Freedom despite three wills, a deathbed confession, and a desperate attempt to retain white affluence.

February 14, 2017

The Will of the Randolph Freedpeople

Part one in the story of the Randolph Freedpeople of Roanoke, their journey to Ohio, and settlement in the Miami Valley.

February 26, 2016

The Fugitive Slave Case

In 1855, Rosetta Armstead became the key defendant in a case that won her freedom and created tensions between Ohio and Kentucky that foreshadowed the Civil War.

September 23, 2013

What are Manumission Registers?

What are Manumission Registers? And more importantly, how do you find them?

July 17, 2012

Jordan Anderson, former slave who penned a sarcastic letter to his former master