Jeremy Burnside as Milton Kennedy

Unity in the Community Yet Again

On Tuesday, September 22nd the Portsmouth community rallied together (but 6 feet apart) to commemorate the 158th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln.

The community also celebrated the many historical icons from right here in Portsmouth, Ohio by hanging banners throughout downtown Portsmouth that recognized the actions of these icons. Additionally, several members of the community took part in the celebration by portraying these various icons and providing the history behind them and how they contributed to the abolition movement.

If you missed it, attorney Jeremy Burnside portrayed Milton Kennedy – an Underground Railroad operator and a Boneyfiddle grain merchant while our legal assistant, McKenzie Maple portrayed Betsy Mix Cowles – a Portsmouth teacher and abolitionist!

It was a delight seeing our community rally together yet again to show that there is a real sense of unity. Burnside Law would like to thank everyone involved in making this event happen and to everyone that attended this event.

Jeremy Burnside

McKenzie Maple

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