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Theodore M. Berry Lecture Series

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:

  • US Attorney General Eric Holder
  • The Honorable Leon Higginbotham, distinguished Federal Circuit Court jurist and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995;
  • Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young;
  • Journalist and columnist Anthony Lewis;
  • Historian David McCullough;
  • Author Doris Kearns Goodwin

Each lecture is free and open to the public.