Union Baptist Cemetery Tour

Union Baptist Cemetery was established in 1865 by Union Baptist Church, the oldest African American Baptist church in Cincinnati. This cemetery is the resting place of Underground Railroad conductors, artists, writers, musicians, physicians, business leaders, politicians, Civil Rights workers, and many military veterans, including approximately 150 veterans of the Civil War.

Early LifeNewt Allen Jr. was born May 19, 1901, in Austin, Texas . His parents were Newton and Rose (Baker) Allen. After the death of his father, his mother Rose picked up and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio with four children. A short time later Newt visited his aunt Ophelia in Kansas City. His aunt had…
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