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Ohio Historical Underground Railroad Trail

Ohio played an important role for freedom seekers

During the 19th century, a network of secret routes and safe houses were set-up to assist enslaved African Americans escape through free states into Canada. This passage for freedom seekers became known as the Underground Railroad, which stretched across the U.S. and included states like Ohio. 

Many notable 'conductors' worked to bring freedom seekers to the next safe house on their journey north. One such conductor was Harriet Tubman, a former enslaved woman who will be on the $20 bill. And she will be honored on three commemorative coins issued by the U.S. Mint, with proceeds also supporting Cincinnati's Freedom Center.   

Read more about these stops and download a printable version of the trail map. 

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