As the most widely recognized Black woman woodcarver, Adina White fought for civil rights as a clubwoman, organizer, and editor.
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.
Sarah Fossett built an empire of greatness while changing society and fostering community. Discover how Sarah's scary experience with a streetcar changed Cincinnati forever.
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.