Possibly an agent of the Underground Railroad and a refugee of slavery herself, Nancy Carter Jones survived harrowing and disastrous events in her long life.
Edith Fossett brought the White House kitchen’s French cuisine to Cincinnati’s high society.
Clara Ann Thompson was a poet and daughter of parents who escaped the slavery system. Along with her sister Priscilla Jane, she rose to significance but fell into obscurity as life happened to her. Her voice reached beyond the Ohio River Valley to influence national movements. She stood strong in the face of oppression, fighting from the churches and schools of Cincinnati.
Inspired by her formerly enslaved parents, Priscilla Thompson wrote cutting verses on slavery, injustice, and Black women's awesomeness.
The woman known as Matilda may seem unremarkable; however, she was anything but! As a housebound slave, she taught herself how to read, and she would inspire countless more runaway slaves to take legal action.