The newest title in Arcadia's Black America Series of pictorial histories is Gina Ruffin Moore's "Cincinnati" ($19.99), which opens with a startling photograph showing bullet holes in the bare back of a man shot during the Courthouse Riots of 1884.
Chapters cover the city's Southern roots, its role in the Underground Railroad, education, politics, the civil rights movement and community service while touching on a range of other topics within each chapter, including family, leadership and philanthropy.
Many well-known people are covered, as are many of the
barrier-breaking firsts, but so are many compelling smaller moments. It's a rich history.
Moore will discuss the book at a signing 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kenwood Barnes & Noble, 7800 Montgomery Road.