And Still We Rise: Exhibition Fact Sheet

About The Exhibition

This exhibition is curated by Carolyn Mazloomi, Ph.D., and is organized by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

And Still We Rise appeals to a broad audience from quilters to crafters and from historians to fashion and textile enthusiasts.

Stretched end to end, the quilts of And Still We Rise would cover the length of the Cincinnati Bengals’ football field!

The Anti-Slavery Press

Valuing personal freedom for everyone, abolitionists truly believed that “All men are created equal.” They fought fiercely to end the institution of slavery, and through the cooperation of many, American slavery was abolished in 1865. One of the most important tools of the Abolitionist Movement was the printed word.  Beginning in the 1830s, anti-slavery advocates printed countless numbers of newspapers, pamphlets and books that challenged the slave system.

Invisible: Slavery Today

Sponsors: Skirball Foundation and Lois and Richard Rosenthal

Invisible: Slavery Today is the world's first and only museum-quality, permanent exhibition on the victims of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. It occupies more than 4,000 square feet in the Freedom Center's east pavilion on the third floor.

Bessie Coleman: Aviator

     


Bessie Coleman or "Queen Bess" became the first African American woman to hold an international pilot license. In 1915, Coleman moved to Chicago, Illinois and found work as a manicurist. She was enthralled by stories she overheard from pilots returning home from WWI and decided to pursue her dream of becoming a pilot.

The Anti-Slavery Press

Valuing personal freedom for everyone, abolitionists truly believed that “All men are created equal.”  They fought fiercely to end the institution of slavery, and through the cooperation of many, American slavery was abolished in 1865.  One of the most important tools of the Abolitionist Movement was the printed word.  Beginning in the 1830s, anti-slavery advocates printed countless numbers of newspapers, pamphlets and books that challenged the slave system.

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