National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces Everyday Freedom Heroes Awards Presented by Delta Air Lines

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces
Everyday Freedom Heroes Awards Presented by Delta Air Lines
The Award recognizes individuals and organizations who strive to live up to the ideals of the Underground Railroad movement as the museum celebrates 15th year anniversary

CINCINNATI, OH. (June 27, 2019) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced “Everyday Freedom Heroes Awards Presented by Delta Air Lines, today. The Award ceremony will be on Friday, August 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The award honorees are Francie Hiltz, Reverend Damon Lynch, Jr, John Pepper and Edwin Riguad.

The Everyday Freedom Hero Award recognizes individuals and organizations who strive to live up to the ideals of the Underground Railroad movement, the foremost of which is freely using one's resources in order to elevate the wellbeing of others. The award recognizes individuals who truly exemplify the best of being a free people in a free society. The Everyday Freedom Hero Award provides the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center with the opportunity to showcase stories that will inspire the next generation of freedom heroes.

“We at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are honored to recognize these phenomenal individuals and their works through the generous offering from Delta Air Lines,” says National Underground Railroad Freedom Center President and COO, Dion Brown. “This event could not be made possible without Delta Air Line’s involvement and we thank them for their support in the ongoing fight for freedom.”

“As we celebrate our 15 – year anniversary it is only right we acknowledge these individuals as they have not only contributed infinitely to the institution, but also to the community and beyond,” says National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Deputy Director, Jacqueline Dace. “They truly represent the core ideals of our mission and values while continuing to build a legacy that will last for years to come.”

Everyday Freedom Heroes Awards Presented by Delta Air Lines” is on Friday, August 23, beginning at 5:30 in the Grand Hall of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on freedomcenter.org/EFHA2019, or at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. For more information, visit freedomcenter.org.

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About 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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