Gallery Talk Series Features National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Staff

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Gallery Talk Series Features National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Staff

MEDIA CONTACT:

Will Jones

(513) 333-7558
(513) 288-4834
wjones@nurfc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, OH (September 12, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host a Gallery Talk Series beginning today, September 12 at 1:30 p.m. The Gallery Talk Series provides visitors with the opportunity to engage with museum staff and discuss social injustice, freedom and equality. The series is included in general admission and open to the public.

The purpose behind the Gallery Talk Series is to enhance the museum experience by hosting 20 minute conversations about historic and modern-day events and issues. Speakers include members of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum Experiences team, and will occur from September 2017 through March 2018.

“We are thrilled to offer a gallery series that allows our staff to share the stories of freedom - past and present -  that affect each of us,” says Tara Riley, Interim Director of Museum Experiences at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “These insightful conversations will provide visitors with resources that will challenge and inspire their thinking and actions in the ongoing fight for inclusive freedom - here and around the globe.”

Today’s Gallery Talk is I Was There During 9/11 featuring National Underground Railroad Center Senior Historian, Carl Westmoreland.

The Gallery Talk Series schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 30 at 1:30 p.m. – Confederate Flag Heritage vs. Hate
Saturday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. – Domestic Terrorism
Saturday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. – 13th Amendment
Saturday, January 13 at 1:30 p.m. – Have We Achieved MLK’s Dream?
Saturday, January 27 at 1:30 p.m. – Sex Trafficking
Saturday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. – Celebrating African American Inventors
Saturday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m. – Women’s Rights

The Gallery Talk Series at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center begins today, September 12, at 1:30 p.m. The series is included in general admission and open to the public. For more information about upcoming programs and exhibitions at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.

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ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org

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