March 4, 2022
Ohio Constitution 4 Freedom Fighters
Freedom Fighters (5:46 minutes)

Many Ohioans participated in both the abolitionist and Underground Railroad movements, including Salmon Chase, John P. Parker and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The Ohio Constitution laid a foundation for civil rights that abolitionists could draw from to expand those rights to include African Americans.

The Ohio Statehouse Museum features a documentary series of videos highlighting the national significance of the Ohio Constitution — from its critical role in the slavery abolition movement to how it set a national model for the funding of public education.

Visitors to the Ohio Statehouse Museum may view the films in the central exhibit area where pages of the historic documents are on display.

The videos are also available online to watch before and after your Capitol visit.