Stephanie Cole Lecture

Join us September 16 in the Everyday Freedom Heroes Gallery as historian Stephanie Cole discusses her award-winning article, Servants and Slaves in Louisville: Race, Ethnicity, and Household Labor in an Antebellum Border City. Cole is the professor of history at the University of Texas in Arlington and is the recent recipient of the Richard C. Wade Award.

September 16, 7:00- 8:30 pm.

Free and open to the public.

This series is brought to you by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the University of Cincinnati.


Educator's Open House: Preview and National Day of Remembrance

Thursday, September 11, 2014

4:30 – 7:30 P.M.


Please join us for a National Day of Remembrance and educator’s preview. Keynote speaker, educator and History Channel contributor Paul LaRue will discuss the events of September 11, 2001 and how educators can address teaching difficult subject matter in the classroom.


Upcoming events for students and educators for the 2014 – 2015 school year:


  • A series of seven upcoming teacher institutes presented in partnership with Yale University


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.


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