View of the Underground Railroad town of Ripley, Ohio as seen from the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, c. 1846. With dogs and men in "hot pursuit," slaves would swim across the river to reach "freedom!" Illustration by Henry Howe. Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.
I looked at my hands
to see if I was the same person
now I was free.
Ripley was a town that hated slavery. Maybe Tice Davids, a Kentucky runaway slave, knew that as he swam for his life across the Ohio River.
What happened next gave a name to a movement.
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