Cincinnati Trivia

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Cincinnati Trivia

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cincinnati Trivia

Procter & Gamble, Kroger Company, Federated Department Stores, Cinergy, and American Financial Group, each a Fortune 500 company, are headquartered here.

250,000 African Americans live in the Cincinnati metroplex of about 2.2 million people.

Xavier University, Cincinnati University, Wilberforce University and Central State University make the metro area well respected in educational circles.

The colorful and whimsical ceramic pigs around town can also be found in northern Kentucky.

Radio Stations

93.3 FM WAKW – Gospel
100.9 FM WIZ – The Wiz

1230 AM WDBX – The Buzz
1320 AM WCVG – Urban Gospel
1480 AM WCIN – The Pulse of the City

Famous Residents

Notable residents born here or who made their mark here:

Ken Griffey, Jr. – Hall of Fame baseball player with over 600 home runs, and no steroid scandal

Izzard Charles – heavyweight boxing champ who had legendary fights with Joe Lewis and Rocky Marciano

Levi Coffin – White abolitionist considered to be the “Father of the Underground Railroad”

Oscar Robertson – Hall of Fame NBA basketball player

Marvin Lewis – NFL Bengals first Black head coach

Joe Morgan – Hall of Fame MLB 2nd baseman

John Rankin – White abolitionist and minister

John Parker – Underground Railroad conductor

James Brawley – Former slave and abolitionist

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – Famous pastor and Civil Rights Activist who resettled from Birmingham

Artie Matthews – Famous 19th century composer

Margaret Garner – woman who escaped slavery, but just before re-capture, killed her children, rather than let them return to the horrors of slavery

James Clingman – Notable Black Chamber of Commerce leader

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