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.

Dr. David Brion Davis: The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Join us April 9, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for an evening conversation and reception with one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and nearly every award given by the historical profession, Dr. David Brion Davis.  Dr. Davis is the Sterling Professor of American History, Emeritus; Director, Emeritus, Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University and is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of slavery and abolitionism. 

Civil War: The Untold Story

Join us March 24 at 7p.m. for the sneak preview of Civil War: The Untold Story, a new documentary series that airs nationwide on public television this April. The Freedom Center will premiere Episode 2: A Beacon of Hope, which focuses on the actions of enslaved people to find freedom prior to Lincoln's Emcancipation Proclamation. It also tells the story of Cincinnati kid John Cockerill, who is separated from his father in the Battle of Shiloh, but demonstrates bravery in battles and goes on to be managing editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati's Underground Railroad: Book Signing with the Authors

Join Freedom Center historian Richard Cooper along with co-author Dr. Eric Jackson of Northern Kentucky University March 29 for an informal discussion and book signing of their new book, Cincinnati's Underground Railroad. Part of Arcadia's Images of America series, this book features 200 photos to illustrate the important role of Cincinnati as a crossroads to freedom.

 

1 p.m. Free. No reservations required.

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