An Ohio group is offering fresh flags to identify Underground Railroad stops that once helped slaves escape to freedom.
A volunteer group that publicizes Ohio's Underground Railroad history distributed flags that could be displayed to identify former stations in the state. Now the group, called the Friends of Freedom Society, is offering new flags to replace those that are tattered and torn.
The Columbus Dispatch reports more than two dozen documented Underground Railroad stations have survived in central Ohio, and most are privately owned. Three are run as museums.
Gary Mitchner knew in the 10th grade that he wanted to be an English professor. He has taught in poetry and writing in high schools and colleges around the Miami Valley. Here Mitchner speaks with Conrad Balliet about what advice he passes on to students and his own writing craft.