Thank you for watching. This is a brief introduction to an extraordinary American. John Parker, a self emancipated slave, became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio. But he did not allow his personal success from diverting him from being true to his mission to eradicate slavery. He would actively work to get "freedom seekers" from Kentucky across the Ohio River and into safe houses in Ohio that would provide assistance in pointing them to freedom in Canada. He is a true hero and his story should be one that is part of the landscape of American history.

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