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In 1828, a group of white workers rioted in Cincinnati and attacked black neighborhoods. As a result of the Cincinnati riots, hundreds of African Americans left the city and moved to Canada, where they founded a new community called Wilberforce. They used their local churches to organize their efforts. Ironically, as Cincinnati factory owners saw many of their workers leaving the country, local authorities decided not to strictly enforce the "Black Laws."
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