‘Crossing the River’ in Ohio’s Rising Appalachia – A memorable tour and a fascinating experience through a distinct piece of Appalachia Ohio’s history. Perhaps, at times these stories go untold – however, they will never be forgotten and will always remain…
I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to document and travel along this authentic experience – ‘Crossing the River: African Americans in Southeastern Ohio’ – a 2 day interpretive, historical guided tour throughout the foothills of Ohio’s Rising Appalachia, telling the authentic and brave stories of African Americans who set milestones.
” I learned a new word today – ‘slave’….I will never forget this word or what it means. I saw passion in their eyes and in their hearts when they told their stories – but I also saw strength. I will never forget the people I met today. Or their experiences that they shared.”
– Andres Gavilan, Patagonia, Chile – Tour Participant
A visit to the Multicultural Genealogical Center in Chesterhill, Ohio