The first Still Family members came over from Africa crowded into the cargo hold of slave ships with hundreds of other Africans. Slave traders imprisoned the Africans, took them from their homes and brought them to America to be sold and enslaved. Although families were separated, parents managed to pass down the stories to their children or other African children through the generations. Thus the legacy of the Still family has been preserved through these oral traditions as well as the written accounts of William Still who is considered by many to the "The Father of the Underground Railroad." Voices of Freedom is a living history which focuses on the Still family’s prominent role in the Underground Railroad which began in the early 1800’s with the escape of Charity and Levin Still to New Jersey and which culminated with their son, William, directing the main hub of the Eastern Underground Railroad.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 6105 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, 45224
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: William Still UGRR Foundation, Inc.
Location Type: Program