Freedom Center

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
1:30 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, thousands of Berliners from both East and West climbed over the wall, others went through the border crossing, still others began to physically chip away at the wall that had divided East and West since 1961. Joining us to discuss the historic event, and its impact on world politics, is former U.S. Ambassador to NATO William Howard Taft, IV, and Richard E. Schade, professor emeritus of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

William Howard Taft, IV and Herbert Quelle, consul general, Federal Republic of Germany, will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Sunday, November 9, for a program commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Center has been home to a section of the Berlin Wall since 2010, in view of the Ohio River. Click here for information on the free event, or to RSVP call 513-333-7739.

Freedom Center
3:15 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

In Cincinnati, Lech Walesa weighs in on Ukrainan unrest

Former Polish president Lech Walesa is in Cincinnati to receive an award from the Freedom Center. (He is here with his interpreter)
Ann Thompson WVXU

This weekend the Freedom Center will honor two revolutionary freedom fighters, the late Nelson Mandela and Lech Walesa.

The former Polish President was leader of the non-violent Solidarity movement that ended the Communist regime in Poland in the late 1980s. Friday at a news conference he was asked whether the U.S. is doing enough to bring peace to the Ukraine.

Through an interpreter he said, it appears the U.S. is not willing to continue with it's leadership position, so it should establish the framework for a committee to help solve problems in that region of the world.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center celebrates its 10th Anniversary

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Provided, Freedom Center, by Farshid Assass, Assassi Productions

  The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is marking its tenth anniversary this month, it opened August 3, 2004. To commemorate its first decade, the Freedom Center is holding a series of special exhibitions and events this week, including the International Freedom Conductor Award Gala, where Nelson Mandela and Poland’'s former president Lech Walesa will be honored. The late Mr.

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Freedom Center
1:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

It's the 10th Anniversary of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Jane Durrell welcomes in studio Assia Johnson from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to share details of the many events and activities happening in celebration of the center’s 10th anniversary.

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.

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