On Sunday, September 9th at 5:30pm in Smale Riverfront Park, the Cincinnati Pops will present a free concert and the Black Brigade story will be honored.  Civil War era experiences and actors will be featured.
 
Feel free to bring blankets and a picnic or enjoy the concessions set up around the Schmidlapp Event Lawn.  Let your children play in the interactive fountains while summer is still here.  The Freedom Center will have discounted tickets that day and special artifacts from the time period.
 
The Story of the Black Brigade
 
In September of 1862, 700 African-American men volunteered to build fortifications to defend Cincinnati from Confederate attack during the Civil War.  There's lots more to the story, so walk along the riverfront and read about what was done to them and how they gloriously responded.  It's a special moment in Cincinnati's history, one you won't forget.