Tour of Madisonville

Up until the time of the Civil War, Madisonville was a rural and mostly-white community. Immediately after the Civil War, however, Madisonville became home to an influx of African Americans, at first coming mostly from Kentucky. Since that time, Madisonville has had a strong tradition of racial integration.

The Corsica Hollow neighborhood – also known as Dunbar – was an African American community on the east edge of Madisonville. In the 1990’s, the City of Cincinnati used the right of eminent domain to seize all of the land, tear down the houses, and re-zone the area for industrial use.
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