“We are honored to be recognized for the museum experience we offer and to know just how important these stories of freedom are to our nation,” said Woodrow Keown, Jr., president & COO of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “This honor is one we share with our entire community. It further establishes Cincinnati as a tourist destination and a city dedicated to the inclusive freedom our museum embodies.”
Since its opening in 2004, the Freedom Center has shared stories of freedom’s heroes from the era of the Underground Railroad to modern day. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River, where many enslaved people took their first steps on free soil after self-liberating through the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. Through immersive, thought-provoking exhibits, programming and films the Freedom Center continues to be a convener of dialogue around issues of freedom, the denial of freedom, systemic racism, implicit bias and modern-day enslavement. During a visit, guests are introduced to freedom conductors including Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, John Rankin, Abraham Lincoln, Henry Box Brown, Margaret Garner and the millions whose names have long been forgotten.
The full list of rankings and finalists can be viewed at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-history-museum-2021/.
For more information about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center visit freedomcenter.org.