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.

We Will Rise: Selections From The Afghan Women's Writing Project

In honor of Women's History Month, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is proud to present the KNOW Theatre's production of, We Will Rise: Selections From The Afghan Women's Writing Project. The production, scheduled for a special limited run in the Harriet Tubman Theater March 7-8, is a riveting piece commissioned by the KNOW Theatre, based on the courageous stories from the Afghan Women's Writing Project.

Lucy Higgs Nichols: If Not For Women

This special performance features the life and history of Lucy Higgs Nichols.  Nichols, a runaway slave who joined the 23rd Indiana Regiment nurse is portrayed by Judith C. Owens-Laude.  Judith is an author, dramatist, educator, folklorist, and storyteller from Louisville, Kentucky.  This empowering performance will be followed by a discussion with local scholars in women's history and African American history. Free. No tickets required.


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