#FBF An Underground Community & the Eckstein School

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Learn from this historical piece, An Underground Community, by William M. Parrish, about Glendale, OH’s place on the Underground Railroad.

Read about the challenges and imprisonment of local abolitionists as they fought against social norms to keep blacks enslaved, even after escaping the South.

Included in the book are biographical excerpts about Frederick and Eleanor Eckstein of the New Church, and their involvement in the movement.  Eleanor’s teaching of children in the African American community would later become the Eckstein School.

Hear an interview with William M. Parrish on WVXU’s “Around Cincinnati” about his book.

The Public Building Committee (of Glendale) will meet on Thursday, Sept 6th, 2018 at 5 pm to review additional bids in the sale of the Eckstein School property.  This meeting will take place at the Village Office, 30 Village Square, Glendale, OH 45246.    This meeting is open to the public.   Nancy Macenko, Chairperson

 

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