The Struggle Continues

Sponsor: Coca-Cola Company

The Struggle Continues examines the desire to fight for freedom around the world and reminds us that slavery in many forms and guises continues to exist in the world around us. Iconic and abstract images on each of two long, facing walls, symbolize and evoke freedom and slavery throughout the world. The images are accompanied by audio that creates an intriguing yet reflective mood.

From Slavery to Freedom

Sponsor: The Oprah Winfrey Foundation

From Slavery to Freedom portrays three centuries of slavery from its introduction into the Americas to its abolition at the end of the American Civil War. The exhibit describes who the enslaved were, why they were brought here, how they lived, how they were treated, and also who their allies were - and how ultimately they became free! A 12-minute companion film provides a dramatic overview of this dramatic story.

Suite for Freedom

Sponsors: Fifth Third Foundation, Eleanora C.U. Alms Trust, Charles Moerlein Foundation, Ohio Valley Foundation, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts

Suite for Freedom is a brief orientation film that introduces the Freedom Center Experience. Suite features a trilogy of distinct but interrelated animated shorts tied together by a musical suite. It is remarkable for the artistry of three world-class animators and musicians combined with inspiring words creates a unique visual experience.

And Still We Rise: Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations

The beautifully handcrafted quilts featured in And Still We Rise were created by an international group of artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network and narrate the history of the African American experience, capturing the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Frederick Douglass to Mae Jemison to the first African American President. Through the accessibility of their colors, patterns and symbols, these quilts can relate stories that enable conversations about sensitive topics from our history, furthering the conversation of racial reconciliation in America.


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