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.
Contact: Assia Johnson
513.333.7555 | 513.787.2110
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Freedom Center Hosts the Second Annual Citywide 7 Words of Freedom Service April 3
Good Friday Service presented in partnership with Legacy Pointe Church
Beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th 2015, a portion of Second Street at Walnut will be closed for streetcar track construction. Specifically, the intersection of Second and Walnut Streets will be closed to east bound traffic causing a detour around the closure. This will also impact northbound traffic on Walnut Street from Freedom Way.
On February 26, 1965, Alabama civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson died after he was brutally beaten and shot by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler during a peaceful voting rights march on February 18, 1965. His death would spark the Selma to Montgomery marches, organized by Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Director of Direct Action James Bevel, in an effort to channel community outrage.