As the grand museum honoring the Underground Railroad opens officially this week in Cincinnati, Quarles' group says many of the 400 sites where slaves hid more than 140 years ago are in danger of being lost. The preservationists are frustrated that they struggle for every dollar while millions flow to support the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Millions flowing into a museum instead of into actual sites; why would that be? Hint: this is not about history or heritage.
The center is expected to generate $40 million a year in income and tourism-related revenues.
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