This week, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center staff attended the seventh annual Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The Hall of Fame was created by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, in order to “acknowledge the citizens who have left their mark in the State of Ohio through their tireless efforts in furthering civil and human rights in their communities.”
Last week, the unofficial national musical treasure, King Records, was named a historic landmark of the City of Cincinnati. The now legendary music recording complex, located on Brewster Ave. in the Evanston neighborhood, was one of the most influential recording labels of the 1940s and 1950s and would become the nation’s sixth largest record company.
November 14, 2015 through February 13, 2016
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION ON RACE RELATIONS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7 pm
Mayerson Hall, HUC-JIR
Today is the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, where four little girls, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, died in an attack orchestrated and carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan. An attack, as described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that was "one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetuated against humanity." Over 50 years later and just months after the horrific church shootings in Charleston, we, as a nation, still have more work ahead of us.
LOCATION: ESCAPE GALLERY (2nd Floor)
Come and interact with a freedom hero from the past! Visitors will be able to watch a live re-enactor telling their story and ask them questions during this experience.
LOCATION: JOHN W. ANDERSON SLAVE PEN (2nd Floor)
Engage directly with stories and artifacts from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center collections. The talks will be led by museum scholars, historians, and educators. Gallery talks will start promptly.
Location: Tour starts in the lobby of the Center
This tour will lead visitors throughout the main gallery halls of the museum. The tour guide will highlight significant artifacts, stories, locations and answer questions on this one hour experience.