Current Publications


 The story of theEscape of the 28 successful escape of twenty-eight freedom seekers from Boone County, Kentucky through College Hill and on to freedom in Canada.

Betty Ann Smiddy and Diana Porter, 2013.







Wilson cover









Harriet Wilson wrote a letter to Dr. WH Siebert in 1892 in response to his “Underground Railroad” circular.  This important letter documents abolitionist activity in College Hill in the 1840s-1850s.  Annotations by Betty Ann Smiddy and Diana Porter

Hatfield cover









The story of John Hatfield, a leader in the Cincinnati antebellum black community. Betty Ann Smiddy, 2019

Hatfield cover genealogy version









Detailed genealogy of the John Hatfield family, written for the international reunion of the Hatfield family in Texas, 2018.

Betty Ann Smiddy, 2019