Cincinnati

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Cincinnati

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Cincinnati, with its prime location on the north bank of a mighty river across from Kentucky, lets you picture the River Jordan in Negro Spirituals — codeword for “Ohio River.” Many of our ancestors first came to this border city for freedom and jobs. Your journey here includes so much more in a place whose character fills every red brick.

History
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, the city 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 at … More

Cincinnati Music Festival
Originally called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, it has evolved into a spectacular two-day event featuring R&B, Jazz, Soul and Hip-Hop stars. You don’t just hear the music, you feel the vibes … More

Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad
Of the three primary routes to freedom from the south, the most heavily traveled route was crossing the Ohio River from Northern Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio … More

Historic Sites
You would be right to guess that given its place in the Underground Railroad, the river city has dozens of historic sites with national significance … More

Places of Worship
Places of Worship founded by African-Americans are small in number, but high in impact after the Civil War … More

Family Attractions
A family-friendly city in every way, the “Nati” 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

First to Celebrate Emancipation
Though Galveston, Texas gets the lion’s share of attention for being the last place to celebrate emancipation, Ohio should be remembered as the first place to celebrate emancipation … 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, Over-The-Rhine … More

Shops and Galleries
Black-owned shops and galleries are sparse in Cincinnati, but here’s a few for you consideration … More

The Arts
Cincinnati Art Museum plus History Museum and Cincinnati Historical Society Library within Cincinnati Museum Center are major attractions, as well as Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
Like many other cities, this riverfront city can be measured by its freeways, downtown skyline, population, but also for its interesting trivia … More

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