This special performance features the life and history of Lucy Higgs Nichols. Nichols, a runaway slave who joined the 23rd Indiana Regiment nurse is portrayed by Judith C. Owens-Laude. Judith is an author, dramatist, educator, folklorist, and storyteller from Louisville, Kentucky. This empowering performance will be followed by a discussion with local scholars in women's history and African American history. Free. No tickets required.
2014 National Underground Railroad Conference
Join us Feb. 5 at the Freedom Center to be a part of the National Youth Summit where students across the country will join together for a virtual National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer and civic engagement. Civil rights activists and Freedom School internship participants will participate in a panel discussion about the 1964 youth-led effort to end the political disenfranchisement of African Americans in the Deep South, and discuss the role of young people in shaping America's future.
Join us Feb. 27, in collaboration with the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center as we collaborate to explore the history of the Rwandan genocide and America's response before hearing the eye witness testimony of Carl Wilkens. Mr.
The Children's Theater of Cincinnati presents a theatrical experience embodying the plight of Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a commanding orator and abolitionist. As a young man he educated himself in secret, but he would one day give advice to presidents. Douglass is one of the most respected leaders in our country's history because he did not just speak about his ideals...he lived them.
Join us in the Harriet Tubman Theater Feb.1, for two amazing performances of The Frederick Douglass Story.
This Art Reach theatrical experience embodies the plight of Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a commanding orator and abolitionist. As a young man he educated himself in secret, but he would one day give advice to presidents. Douglass is one of the most respected leaders in our country's history because he did not just speak about his ideals...he lived them.
Join us in the Harriet Tubman Theater February 1 for two amazing performances of The Frederick Douglass Story.
Admission is $10
Two performances: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m
Ideal for Grades 3-12
MLK Coalition, Freedom Center Host 39th Annual King Legacy Breakfast
Six Legacy Award winners will be honored Jan. 20 at 8 a.m.
Join new Freedom Center President, Dr. C.G. Newsome, for a reflection on the anniversary of Watch Night, celebrating the importance of the role of the black church in emancipation. In cooperation with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Cincinnati.
Harriet Tubman Theater
Honoring Heroes of Military Service
As a part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic benefiting the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Xavier University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono and newly named Freedom Center President C.G. Newsome are collaborating on a public discussion on the topic of “Servant Leadership.”