The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center presents the semi-annual Theodore M. Berry Lecture Series, sponsored by Cincinnati Bell and Convergys. This series, named for Ted Berry, Cincinnati's first African American Mayor and a leading civil rights activist, brings to the City distinguished lecturers on Human Rights and Public Policy issues that further the Freedom Center's mission. Speakers in this series have included:
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is honored to present the stories of distinguished leaders, thinkers and freedom fighters from around the world and from right in our own community.
Since we opened in 2004, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has welcomed everyone from US Presidents and First Ladies to Dr. Maya Angelou to youth abolitionist Zach Hunter.
As we continue our work to inspire courageous steps, our special events will celebrate the mission of the Freedom Center and the people who make it happen.
With spectacular river views, soaring architecture, and the highest-quality food and beverage service, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is one of the region's most-in-demand venues for private and special events.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers a stunning location for you to host your private event. We have both intimate and open spaces that showcase Cincinnati’s scenic downtown and Ohio Riverfront, meant for you and your guests to enjoy.
We look forward to hosting your event here!