The Underground Railroad in Ohio
Virginia Hamilton Ohio Reading Road Trip: Listen to the song, get sheet music and extension activities for the book, Follow the Drinking Gourd. Also included, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt.
Literature Learning Ladders: Themes and Literature Circles
The Underground Railroad makes an excellent topic for an interdisciplinary, thematic, reading unit. This project could be adapted for many levels. Consider combining this theme with quilts.
Kick off your unit with a History Happens song called "On An Underground Railroad" that includes the sound files and movie.
Underground Railroad - Ohio History Central
Ohio Historical Society - Underground Railroad Information Station
Case History Kit (Ohio History Teachers) from the Ohio Historical Society
"Ohio Was Free, Not Safe" Cincinnati Enquirer article by John Johnston
The Underground Railroad Courier-Journal article by Darlene Young
The Infography About the Underground Railroad - Provides links to useful sources
Ohio's Role in the Underground Railroad - Kelton House in Columbus, Ohio
The Underground Railroad in Southeast Ohio: Stratton House Inn, Flushing, Ohio
With Miles to Go Before I Sleep - Our Journey on the Underground Railroad (Webquest)
Ohio's Underground Railroad to Freedom
Threads of Freedom: The Underground Railroad Story in Quilts, Oberlin, Ohio
Aboard the Underground Railroad: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary Select List of Sites to see the list of Ohio sites.
The Underground Railroad in Southern Ohio
The Underground Railroad...Through Mt. Pleasant, Ohio
The Underground Railroad @ nationalgeographic.com
National Underground Freedom Center, Cincinnati
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Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad. Brill, Marlene Targ.
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North star to freedom : the story of the Underground Railroad. Gorrell, Gena K.
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Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom. Hamilton, Virginia.
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Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad. Hansen, Joyce.
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The Underground Railroad. Heinrichs, Ann.
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If you traveled on the underground railroad. Levine, Ellen.
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Freedom river. Rappaport, Doreen.
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Escape to freedom: the Underground Railroad adventures of Callie and William. Simon, Barbara Brooks.
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The Underground Railroad: life on the road to freedom. Hansen, Ellen.
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Underground Railroad. Michaels, Susan.
A marker at Lakewood Park (at the top of the walkway to the Lake) commemorates the Underground Railroad. The inscription on the marker reads:
The Underground Railroad
“Freedom’s Last Station”
On or near this site, and at the mouth of Rocky River, escaped slaves from the South waited for boats that would take them to Canada in the days before the Civil War.
This marker is placed in their memory, so that their quest for freedom will never be forgotten.
This marker was donated to the City by Robert and Gary Rice and dedicated November 3, 2006.