National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer

Join us on February 5 at the Freedom Center to be a part of this National Youth Summit where students across the country will join together for a virtual National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer and civic engagement. Civil rights activists and Freedom School internship participants will participate in a panel discussion about the 1964 youth-led effort to end the political disenfranchisement of African Americans in the Deep South, and discuss the role of young people in shaping America's past and future.

The Solomon Northup Tour

After watching the film, Twelve Years A Slave, my colleague, Rich Cooper, and I were reeling with emotions. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s performance as Solomon Northup gave us goosebumps – not to mention the performances by Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o. Everyone I talked to was processing the film days later, and we realized how important it was to work through the emotions this film rattled inside of us.

For Educators

Partner with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Our education department supports educators in increasing student achievement by connecting the historical facts of the Underground Railroad and the struggle from slavery to freedom to modern day slavery.

Contact us to meet and discuss how we can support your efforts in the classroom. Research has proven that children who visited a museum at young ages achieve higher scores in reading, math, and science. In addition, students are able to connect historical events to current day life.

Group Tours

Our Museum

In the Mid-19th Century, when the United States was divided between free and slave states, conductors on the Underground Railroad aided freedom seekers on their journey north, offering direction, relative safety and needed rest. The Ohio River Valley was an active site along this passage to freedom.

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