The Queens

With Freedom’s Fire: Clara Ann Thompson

Clara Ann Thompson was a poet and daughter of runaway slaves. 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 of Cincinnati.

Above the Smog and Beyond the Known: Louisa Clark Trask Mitchel

Cincinnati would come to play one of the most significant roles in American scientific advancement, astronomy being a large part. Louisa Clark Trask Mitchel would pave the way for the first Observatory in the U.S. and would be the first American woman involved in an astronomical discovery with it.