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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Acquires Rare First Edition
of Twelve Years a Slave
1853 autobiography tells story from Oscar-nominated movie
Join new Freedom Center President, Dr. C.G. Newsome, for a reflection on the anniversary of Watch Night, celebrating the importance of the role of the black church in emancipation. In cooperation with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Cincinnati.
Harriet Tubman Theater
1963 was a momentous year in America. A collision of several forces focusing on race and power in America was underway.
Honoring Heroes of Military Service
The Freedom Stations Program is a legacy national outreach program linking historic Underground Railroad sites, research centers, university library collections, and museums engaged in Underground Railroad and slavery era research, historic preservation through the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Goals & activities of the Freedom Stations Program (FSP) include:
A common thread running throughout the long story of abolition is the courageous individual standing up for freedom and justice. These heroes aren't all famous, wealthy or in high office. You don't even find them in every history book. They're everyday people, like you and me, from every corner of the globe who choose to demand freedom.
Just as abolitionists of the 18th and 19th centuries created movements demanding the end to the transatlantic slave trade and the abolishment of chattel slavery in the United States, the persistence of modern forms of slavery around the world today calls for a new, global network of abolitionists.