National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum in downtown Cincinnati, based on the history of the Underground Railroad. Opened in 2004, the Center also pays tribute to all efforts to "abolish human enslavement and secure freedom for all people." Its location recognizes the role of Cincinnati in the history of the Underground Railroad, as thousands of slaves escaped to freedom by crossing the Ohio River from the southern slave states. Prominent features include The "ESCAPE! Freedom Seekers" interactive display; the film, "Brothers of the Borderland," which tells the story of the Underground Railroad in Ripley, Ohio; and exhibits about the history of slavery and opponents. The John Parker Library houses a collection of multimedia materials about the Underground Railroad and freedom-related issues.