TIP Heroes Reception

2014 TIP Heroes Reception

Join us Monday, June 23 to celebrate the individual heroes around the world who battle slavery as modern-day abolitionists. The Freedom Center will also recognize its second class of local Cincinnati TIP (Trafficking in Persons) Heroes. The evening includes a panel discussion with the 2014 State Department TIP Heroes.


This is a free event, open to the public.

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A Conversation With The Author: Brenda Wineapple

Join us June 5 at the Freedom Center for a conversation with the world-renowned author, Brenda Wineapple. Wineapple will join honorary board chair John Pepper and Freedom Center president, Dr. C.G.. Newsome  to discuss her latest New York Times' 2013 Notable Book, Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848 - 1877.

The program will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a conversation with the author at 7:00 p.m. 

Free with RSVP. Click here for ticket information.

The Inaugural City-Wide 7 Words of Freedom

Join us at the Freedom Center for the inaugural city-wide 7 Words of Freedom Good Friday service. This multi-cultural, multi-denominational service features seven dynamic religious leaders remembering Jesus' 7 Last Words before his death, along with the words of other inspiring freedom luminaries, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Be inspired and empowered by this call to action to make positive changes in our community. This is a free event, no reservation required.

Artist and Author Speak

Join us at the Freedom Center as we explore the engaging works of Ohio author and artist, J.A. Barnes and James Pate. Barnes, an accomplished author and professor of English at Sinclair Community College, will discuss her novel Sherman's Fifth Corps: A Civil War Novel which adds new perspectives on the Civil War using first-hand accounts and personal letters weaved throughout the novel.  Award-winning artist and Cincinnati native James Pate uses his art to create thought provoking works that tackle many difficult subjects, including race relations in America.

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On March 6, the National Underground Freedom Center honored Kerry and Annie Hilton, founders of Freeset Global, as Everyday Freedom Heroes. Operating out of Kolkata, India in the neighborhood that houses India’s largest red-light district, Freeset provides alternative employment and economic freedom to hundreds of women trapped in India’s notorious sex trade through the sales of export-quality bags and apparel.

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On March 24, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center welcomed museum-goers and history lovers from all over for a sneak preview of Civil War: The Untold Story- a new documentary series that airs nationwide on public television this April. The Freedom Center premiered Episode 2: A Beacon of Hope, which focuses on the actions of enslaved people to find freedom prior to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.


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