This Wednesday, July 15, former Auschwitz guard Oskar Gröning was sentenced to four years in prison for being an accessory to the deaths of 300,000 people in “what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.” The 94-year-old German has been on trial in the northern German city of Lüneburg
This Friday, July 10, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be closing early due to a private event. The museum will open at 11am, but will close early at 3 pm. All exhibits will remain open to the public and the daily experience activities will continue as scheduled:
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.
Andong “Misha” Song, 18, made history last week as the first Chinese player in the National Hockey League after being selected by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick on Saturday, June 27. One sports official suggested Song might become “the Yao Ming of Chinese ice hockey.”
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.
Today we honor local hero and Cincinnati Police Officer, Sonny Kim. On the morning of Friday, June 19, Officer Kim, responded to a 911 call, when he was fatally shot by Trepierre Hummons who later died at the hospital.
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.
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.