Freedom Center 10th Anniversary

Week of Celebration at the Freedom Center

Public Events

Sponsored by P&G

 

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Red Carpet Movie Event - Walesa: Man of Hope

Price: $30 for members, $50 general public

5:30 -7:00 p.m. - Red Carpet Reception

The reception will include food,  a cash bar and the opening of the two Photographic Exhibits on Nelson Mandela:

·     Exhibition 1:Senzeni Na? Selected Photographs from Mandela! Struggle and Triumph by David Turnley - Pulitzer Prize - winning photojournalist David Turnley spent a quarter-century documenting the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and chronicling the life and times of Nelson Mandela, one of the world's most important civil rights leaders. As the first black South African to hold the office of president, Mandela's government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty, and inequality, and also by fostering racial reconciliation. In conjunction with the 2014 International Freedom Conductor Award, this exhibit is a glimpse into Turnley's archives of Nelson Mandela and the country that held him as a political prisoner for 27 years before electing him president in that nation's first fully representative multiracial election in 1994.

·     Exhibition 2:Mandela: A Living Legacy - For the past ten years, photojournalist Matthew Willman has had the privilege of working with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to achieve and document the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Willman has carefully selected 20 of his photographs that document intimate aspects of Mandela's life from Robben Island to the Freedom Charter, the iconic 'Amandla Fist' to the Rivonia Trial. The stories that are told through these photographs not only highlight the historical significance of Mandela's life, but they also capture unique aspects of the human condition that inspires others to take steps toward freedom today. In conjunction with the 2014 International Freedom Conductor Award, this exhibition shares the story of Nelson Mandela's commitment to giving others the power of choice to walk free.

7 - 9 p.m. - Movie - Walesa: Man of Hope

The Freedom Center will provide popcorn during the movie.

This cinematic biography from award-winning director Andrzej Wajda mixes archival footage and reenactments to reveal the story of Lech Walesa, who rose from being a shipyard worker to the President of  Poland and became a Nobel Prize winning warrior for equality and fairness.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Dreamers' Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Price: Free Admission

5-6 p.m. - Freedom Center Tour (available to the first 100 attendees)

6-8 p.m. Dreamers' Summit Program / Reception

Come and learn personal stories, struggles, experiences, and hopes of young immigrants in Cincinnati.

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Family Day at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Price: General admission to the Freedom Center

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Join the Freedom Center throughout the day for live storytelling and family activities.

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Special Museum Tours of the Nelson Mandela Exhibit with photojournalist Matthew Willman

Price: General admission to the Freedom Center

Noon - 3 p.m.

The Freedom Center will host 30 minute tours with photojournalist Matthew Willman from noon to 3 p.m. The tours will meet in the lobby of the Freedom Center. The tours will be limited to the first 10 people that sign-up in the lobby of the Freedom Center.

6 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds Game

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites the Cincinnati community to join Freedom Center President Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, at the Cincinnati Reds Game against the Atlanta Braves as he throws at the ceremonial first pitch to celebrate the 10thAnniversary of the Freedom Center.  

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

Special Museum Tours of the Nelson Mandela Exhibit with photojournalist Matthew Willman

Price: General admission to the Freedom Center

Noon - 3 p.m.

The Freedom Center will host 30 minute tours with photojournalist Matthew Willman from noon to 3 p.m. The tours will meet in the lobby of the Freedom Center. The tours will be limited to the first 10 people that sign-up in the lobby of the Freedom Center

1p.m.

           Special Showing of Walesa: Man of Hope Film in the Harriet Tubman Theater

Tickets: Free with Freedom Center Admission

This cinematic biography from award-winning director Andrzej Wajda mixes archival footage and reenactments to reveal the story of Lech Walesa, who rose from being a shipyard worker to the President of  Poland and became a Nobel Prize winning warrior for equality and fairness.

4- 4:45 p.m.  The National Underground Railroad Presents Journeys: A Black Anthology of Music with Kathy Wade, PhilDeGreg and Baba Charles Miller.  Part of the Crown Jewels of Jazz ® festival.

    Free admission. Taking place in Washington Park.

 

6 p.m. International Freedom Conductor Award Gala at the Duke Energy Convention Center

Tickets: Please visit  www.freedomcenter.org/IFCA 

Join us on Aug. 23, 2014 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, as we honor two freedom fighters and Nobel Peace Prize winners who worked to bring true democracy to their homelands: President Lech Walesa of Poland and President Nelson Mandela of South Africa (The late Mr. Mandela will be represented by his family and foundation.)

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

5 p.m. - Gospel Concert Celebration at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in the Harriet Tubman Theater

Free Admission

Join us for a public gospel concert to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.