Marriage Equality

Today, history has been made. The ruling of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges was made possible by works and the bravery of activists like Bayard Rustin, Harvey Milk and Edith Windsor. We thank Jim Obergefell and the plaintiffs who testified and changed the course history. Justice Kennedy’s remarks affirm the fact that we all have the same legal right to marriage.

The Struggle Continues

The struggle for freedom didn't end in 1865. The struggle for equality didn't end in 1965. The struggle continues around the world and in our own backyards. We at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, along with the rest of the nation, will be watching and listening as the events in Baltimore continue to unfold and the Supreme Court hears arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges (today's testimonies includes four challenges to same sex marriage bans, including Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee).

Freedom Center Seasonal Hours are Back

It's that time of year again--warmer weather, longer days and the return of seasonal visitor hours! School groups from across the region will be visiting the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this spring, to engage with history, learn about modern abolition and connect with the lessons of the Underground Railroad. In order to accommodate the influx of visiting school groups and the general public, the museum will be open Mondays in May, from 11 a.m... to 5 p.m.


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