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.

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 slavery
James Clingman – Notable Black Chamber of Commerce leader

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