Freedom Center to Host Award-winning Author and Yale University Alumni Jeff Hobbs Thursday

This Thursday, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host award-winning author and Yale University alumni Jeff Hobbs at 6 p.m. in the Harriet Tubman Theater, where he will discuss his latest work, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League.

On This Day in History: The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

On this day in 1862, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, stating that “if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states would be free.”  The Confederate Army did not concede and three months later, on the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.

Words & Images: A Media Debrief and Community Conversation

Words & Images: A Media Debrief and Community Conversation will bring stakeholders and news media together for an informative and engaging panel discussion. Moderated by former Society of Professional Journalists National President Hagit Limor, the dialogue will examine all aspects of news coverage of the death of Sam DuBose by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing.  


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