On March 6, the National Underground Freedom Center honored Kerry and Annie Hilton, founders of Freeset Global, as Everyday Freedom Heroes. Operating out of Kolkata, India in the neighborhood that houses India’s largest red-light district, Freeset provides alternative employment and economic freedom to hundreds of women trapped in India’s notorious sex trade through the sales of export-quality bags and apparel.
On March 24, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center welcomed museum-goers and history lovers from all over for a sneak preview of Civil War: The Untold Story- a new documentary series that airs nationwide on public television this April. The Freedom Center premiered Episode 2: A Beacon of Hope, which focuses on the actions of enslaved people to find freedom prior to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
Join us April 9, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for an evening conversation and reception with one of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bancroft Prize, and nearly every award given by the historical profession, Dr. David Brion Davis. Dr. Davis is the Sterling Professor of American History, Emeritus; Director, Emeritus, Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University and is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the history of slavery and abolitionism.
Join us March 24 at 7p.m. for the sneak preview of Civil War: The Untold Story, a new documentary series that airs nationwide on public television this April. The Freedom Center will premiere Episode 2: A Beacon of Hope, which focuses on the actions of enslaved people to find freedom prior to Lincoln's Emcancipation Proclamation. It also tells the story of Cincinnati kid John Cockerill, who is separated from his father in the Battle of Shiloh, but demonstrates bravery in battles and goes on to be managing editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Join Freedom Center historian Richard Cooper along with co-author Dr. Eric Jackson of Northern Kentucky University March 29 for an informal discussion and book signing of their new book, Cincinnati's Underground Railroad. Part of Arcadia's Images of America series, this book features 200 photos to illustrate the important role of Cincinnati as a crossroads to freedom.
1 p.m. Free. No reservations required.
On March 24, be among the first to see the new documentary, Civil War: The Untold Story, before it airs on PBS stations nationwide in April. Join historians and experts in the Harriet Tubman Theater as we view Episode 2 of this 5-part documentary that will air on PBS.
Join us Oscar Weekend Saturday, March 1 at the Freedom Center, for guided tours of the Solomon Northup Tour! Tours will begin at 11 am and continue throughout the day at the top of every hour until 4pm. The Solomon Northup Tour is inspired by the nine time Oscar nominated major-motion picture, 12 Years a