Freedom Center

National Women's Month
12:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Know Theatre and Freedom Center presenting "We Will Rise"

Know Theatre is joining with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to revive the haunting, emotional We Will Rise: Selections from The Afghan Women’s Writing Project in honor of National Women’s Month. Eric Vosmeier, the Know’s artistic director, and Rachel Griner, a P&G loaned executive working with the Freedom Center, talk with Jim Stump about this staged reading production and how the Know commissioned the creation of this script.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Hate Crimes in the Hearltand Premiers

New documentary on racism in America premiers at Freedom Center
Provided, hatecrimesheartland.com

  Hate Crimes in the Heartland, a new documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the United States each year through the lens of two hate crimes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, premiers Monday night at the Freedom Center. Emmy Award-winning Film Maker Rachel Lyon discusses her latest documentary. To view a trailer of the film, click here.

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MLK Day
12:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

A conversation with Dr. C.G. Newsome from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Jane Durrell sits down for a conversation with Dr. C.G. Newsome, the director of Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Their discussion ranges from a preview of events happening this weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; some events happening in February including “The Frederick Douglass Story” from The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati; and how he defines freedom and the role of the Underground Railroad in that.

Carolyn Mazloomi
1:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

"And Still We Rise" quilt exhibit at the Freedom Center

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting And Still We Rise, the largest exhibition of African American quilts ever presented, which narrates 400 years of history in 85 quilts. Curator Carolyn Mazloomi, Ph.D., director of the Women of Color Quilter's Network, tells our Jane Durrell about the inspiration for this exhibition and how it will be turned into a book in 2014.

Nelson Mandela
12:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Freedom Center celebrates Nelson Mandela

Former political prisoners now work as tour guides at the famous Robben Island Prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Though former South Africa President Nelson Mandela remains in a Pretoria, SA hospital, the world is celebrating his 95th birthday.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is marking the occasion by continuing its "Six Words for Mandela" campaign. Guests are invited to leave words of thanks and well wishes for the man known as "Madiba." The cards will eventually be sent to Mandela's family.

You can also send messages on social media using the hashtag #6Words4Mandela.

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