This week, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced the 2016 Picture Freedom Art Contest—a nationwide student art competition challenging students to create works of art capturing America’s struggle for inclusive freedom and equality.
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
With Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle
Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.**
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.
January 18, 2016
Breakfast: 8 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m. in the Harriet Tubman Theater
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the MLK Coalition will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a breakfast and program highlighting community youth contributions on January 18 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Grand Hall.
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
The morning after the exhibit opening of Kin Killin’ Kin at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, I drove to Dayton, Ohio to gain a deeper understanding of the images from the artist James Pate. I had no intentions on expressing my thoughts, yet I felt compelled and moved to do so. Being a child of the Hip Hop generation, I discovered several similarities between Pate and O’Shea Jackson, famously known as Ice Cube.
150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: President Obama Gives Presidential Proclamation
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, President Obama addressed the nation, calling for Americans "to remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others, regardless of where they come from, or what they look like, or what their last name is, or what faith they practice."