MLK Day 2016


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.

MLK Day Weekend 2016


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

Freedom Center to Host Pulitzer Prize–Winning Historian Eric Foner Next Week

Next Tuesday, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University Eric Foner December 1 at 6 p.m., where he will discuss his latest work, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. Foner’s lecture is the second lecture in the John and Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series—a series connecting the public with award-winning authors, historians and thought-leaders, discussing themes on history, race, culture and modern abol

The Thirteenth Amendment


Extended Thru July 24, 2016

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will exhibit a rare, handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment—the federal law, passed on January 31, 1865, abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude except for punishment of a crime—beginning Friday, January 15, 2016.


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