By now you may have read Snoop’s comments about the reboot of Roots and his call to boycott the series. His comments, which he delivered this week via Instagram—from his account that boasts a following of 10. 5 million users—has already driven numerous responses, including comments from the producers of the series reboot, Roland Martin & Levar Burton, the latter of whom played Kunta Kinte in the original 1977 miniseries. But Roots is much more than a story about slavery, it’s a story about the black experience in America.
The richness of American diversity and the multifaceted contributions to American democracy is making an appearance on American currency. Harriet Tubman’s image on the American $20 bill represents a recognition of the role people of color and women played in making the United States of American a beacon of hope for the world.
This week, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced the 2016 Picture Freedom Art Contest—a nationwide student art competition challenging students to create works of art capturing America’s struggle for inclusive freedom and equality.
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Martin Luther King Day
January 18, 2016
MLK Day 2016 Programming & Activities
SOLD OUT. 2016 King Legacy Awards Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Grand Hall, followed by programming and performances in the Harriet Tubman Theater at 9 a.m. Tickets are $35. Call 513-333-7706 for ticket information National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opens FREE to the public, open until 5 p.m.
January 15-16, 2016
- The Thirteenth Amendment opens to the public and is included with museum admission.
January 18, 2016, MLK Day
Free Programming at the museum
- Family-friendly, hands- on activities
- Dramatic readings
- First- person interpretations
- Admission to permanent exhibitions
- Exhibit stations at the RagGonNon, Tom Feelings Mural and the Slave Pen