National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Yesterday we had the honor to visit Cincinnati's Freedom Center. This was a great opportunity to relearn America's history with slavery. I thought I would share a few pieces that stuck out to me.
-Ohio was passed as a free state by only one vote.
-When Kansas was accepted into the union, the decision to make Kansas a free or slave state was decided by a public vote. Many people packed up, moved to Kansas insuring that it would be a free state. Hearing this made me wonder what a power move similar to this would look like today.
-John P. Parker Elementary School is about a mile from our house. I've known the name, but never his story. Parker was freed slaved who helped hundreds of others find freedom through the Underground Railroad.
Our friend Mariah, who guided the tour, told us, "Most Americans believe that slavery is wrong. The Freedom Center's goal is to let people know it still exists." We challenge you today to tell one person about the issue of slavery and human trafficking.