memorials

Ohio Historical Marker titled, 'The Black Brigade of Cincinnati'

The Black Brigade

According to the description, ‘Judge William Martin Dickson, who favored enlisting black soldiers in the Union Army, assumed command of the brigade, composed of 1,000 African American volunteers determined to fight to end slavery. From September 2-20, they cleared forests and built military roads, rifle pits, and fortifications. Receiving deserved praise for their labor, the …

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Ohio Historical Marker titled, "The Irish in Cincinnati"

Bias in Brass

Does Cincinnati have higher regard for its German or Irish immigrants? Well, let’s check the signs. All you need to do is read the titles: You see—and maybe feel—the difference, yes? But the really important sign is this one: This sign is lying, not a lie of commission but of omission. To tell that story, …

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