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.

Youth Summit

Join us Feb. 5 at the Freedom Center to be a part of the 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 future.

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