This website is a product of many hours of research and online discussions as well as a few lunches and cups of tea. We hope to hear from you with your responses, more details, new research and your ideas as to how to continue to make this history come alive.
Executive Committee/History Ladies: Karen Arnett, Kathy Dahl, Diana Porter, Lisa Schumann and Betty Ann Smiddy
Hamilton Avenue Road To Freedom brought together a diverse and committed group of people who worked together to produce a Living History event on September 21, 2013 as a part of the College Hill Bicentennial–re-enactors, researchers, volunteers and members of the historical societies who all want to deepen their understanding of the work of the Underground Railroad along Hamilton Avenue and the primary role of people of color in this movement to end slavery. We want to uncover new local stories and keep these stories alive for generations to come. We dedicate this work to the many early residents and activists along Hamilton Avenue who were a part of the the much larger Abolitionist Movement.
Special thanks to the College Hill HIstorical Society, Mt. Healthy Historical Society, North College Hill Historical Society, Northside Community, Deanda Johnson, Midwest Director of U.S. Park Network to Freedom, Bridget Striker, Boone County Library, Mark Porter Webb who assisted in the web design, our friends in the Corridor to Freedom and the many enthusiastic volunteers who have helped in this process.