Nelson Mandela

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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"His Day is Done"
12:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou's new book about Nelson Mandela

Dr. Maya Angelou speaks by phone with our Barbara Gray about the late Nelson Mandela, her history with him, and her new book about this iconic world leader, His Day is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute.

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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