In Honor of African-American History Month

In honor of African-American History Month, we would like to highlight some of places to visit in Ohio. These places help to honor the accomplishments and struggles that African American History Month is all about.

Not all the places are open in February. After you look at all these you might decided to do your trip in June.

One way Ohio can be celebrated is through discovering Ohio’s place in the Underground Railroad. One place to visit that was an important stop on the Underground Railroad is the Rankin House. Now to learn even more about the Underground Railroad visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  Also in Cincinnati is the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.   This is the house of the famous abolitionist author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

If you want to a house of another great writer, visit the Paul Laurence Dunbar House.

Not really that far from these is the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center, in Wilberforce. Also in Wilberforce is the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument. This monument is actually a house and is newer. This means the house is not open for regular visits, yet. You will need to keep an eye on this one to see when tours do happen.

There is no better place than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to see how different people contributed to popular music.


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