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Rankin Monument dedication photograph
Description: Photograph taken at the May 1892 dedication of a monument honoring abolitionist John Rankin in Ripley, Ohio. Rankin and his wife Jane (identified in some later records, as well as on this monument, as Jean) worked with their neighbors to assist thousands of slaves to escape to freedom. The monument includes the couple's birth and death dates, and is topped by a bust of Rankin. The crowd in the picture includes a number of African Americans with a range of ages, possibly those whom Rankin helped to freedom as well as their descendants. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL01028
Subjects: African Americans--Ohio; Underground Railroad; Ohio History--Slavery, Anti-Slavery and Civil Rights; Monuments & memorials
Places: Ripley (Ohio); Brown County (Ohio)