Bridges to Cross

AUGUST 8, 2015

The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC), National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) and Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) are co-sponsoring the “Bridges to Cross: Building Bridges” commemorative march across the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge beginning at 9 a.m. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Misty Copland- First African-American woman promoted at the American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copland, 32, has become the first African-American female to be promoted to the highest rank at the American Ballet Theatre. She is a 19-year veteran of the company, being promoted from a soloist to a principal dancer. The company has been around for 75 years, making this a huge accomplishment for Copeland. 

Truckers Against Trafficking

July 4 & 5, 11 am to 5 pm

50 E. Freedom Way


The Freedom Drivers Project (FDP), held by Truckers Against Trafficking, will be making a stop at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center July 4th weekend. The FDP truck will be parked outside the Center and will be available to the public at no cost.  The hours of operation will be 11:00am till 5:00pm both days. 

Freedmen’s Bureau Indexing Campaign

Last Friday, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosted the Freedmen’s Bureau Indexing Campaign announcement. FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, announced the digital release of over 4 million Freedmen’s Bureau historical records and the launch a nationwide volunteer indexing effort. The event was held in the Harriet Tubman Theater and a livestream was broadcast from the main press event that took place at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.


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