Eliza Potter [1820–?]

There are those whites in Cincinnati who oppose our presence here. In 1841, a quarrel between a group of whites and a group of blacks on the corner of Sixth and Broadway resulted in violence that lasted for several days. During this riot both sides took up arms and fired on one another. Before it was over, black businesses, including a boardinghouse and a confectioner’s shop, as well as homes and one of our churches were attacked and severely damaged. The abolitionists were not safe either during this terrible time, as the press of The Philanthropist was destroyed and thrown in the river.

Cincinnati Daily Gazette, September 6, 1841—Description of the riot.Cincinnati Daily Gazette, September 6, 1841
Description of the riot.
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