Fifth Third Community Day 3/19/23


Fifth Third Community Day

Date and Time

Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Event Type

Special Event



Join us for our next Fifth Third Community Day. Guests will receive free admission and experience special activities. Reserve your tickets online or in-person. Fifth Third Community Days are made possible through the generous support of the Fifth Third Foundation.

Activity Schedule

Freedom Circle: H.H. Leonards

1:00–2:00 p.m.  |  Freedom Store

Join us for a book discussion and signing with author H.H. Leonards. She will speak on her new book Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership. The books focuses on her personal friendship with Mrs. Parks and her personhood, giving new dimension to a cultural icon.

Panel Discussion: Women Who Tell Our Stories

3:00–4:00 p.m.  |  Harriet Tubman Theater, 2nd floor

Join us for a roundtable discussion inspired by this year’s Women’s History Month theme "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories" that recognizes "women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media." Five remarkable women will share their stories, exploring the legacy and current prospects of Black women in media and other streams of social engagement. Angele "Sister Keli" Blackshear will moderate the discussion with panelists Dr. Littisha A. Bates, Dr. ShaDawn Battle, Dr. Robin Martin and Michelle Starr.

Information Table: Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center (OCVJC)

12:00–4:00 p.m.  |  3rd floor

The way our criminal justice system responds to human trafficking cases is complex—catching traffickers doesn't always protect survivors. OCVJC's works to ensure that state and federal crime victims in Ohio are treated with fairness and respect during the criminal justice process. Learn more about the challenges and what is being done to protect the safety, dignity and privacy of crime victims in our state.

Art Activity with local artist Brent Billingsley

10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Grand Hall, 2nd floor

Stop by and flex your creativity with local artist Brent Billingsley.

T-shirt Raffle

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  |  1st floor

Enter for a chance to win a custom painted shirt by our artist-in-residence Brent Billingsley! Tickets exchanged for participating in our guest survey or purchasing a new museum membership. Drawings at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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