Slave Pen

May 26, 2010 by  
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Slave Pen - photo 1Next to Great American Ballpark is the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  An inspiring museum that every great American needs to visit.  One of the most moving exhibits is located on the second floor – the Slave Pen.

The Slave Pen was built in the 1830’s and found on a farm in Mason, Kentucky.  This slave pen was used by Captain John W. Anderson to house slaves as they were being transported to the South.

This Slave Pen was dismantled over a two year period and shipped to the National Underground Freedom Center nearly 60 miles away.  It was then put back together and serves as a powerful reminder of the evils of slavery.  Paul Bernish from the National Underground Freedom Center will be interviewed during our podcast featuring the Cincinnati Reds.  This powerful interview will be released on Friday, May 28, 2010.