National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces Extended Run of ENSLAVED: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery Through Labor Day Weekend

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces Extended Run of ENSLAVED: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery Through Labor Day Weekend

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Jamie Glavic
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Assia Johnson
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, OH (August 29, 2016) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today the extended run of the thought-provoking exhibition ENSLAVED: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery through Labor Day Weekend. The powerful exhibition features images by world-renown humanitarian photographer, Lisa Kristine.

Since it's opening, ENSLAVED has sparked discussion, at the museum, in the community and online, where visitors of all ages have engaged in challenging conversations about modern day slavery and human trafficking.

Compelling testimonies from local survivor Harold D'Souza of Blue Ash, paired with Kristine’s visually striking images, capture the experience of a moment lived in slavery, allowing the viewer to peek into the lives of those who are enslaved. From the sweltering brick kilns to the rickety mine shafts, Kristine traveled the globe capturing the brutality of slavery with each click of the shutter. She documented the work of Free the Slaves, a non-governmental organization, in three of the countries where the organization works on the front lines – Ghana, India and Nepal. Over 35,000 visitors have experienced ENSLAVED since the exhibition opened in May 2016.

"The extended run of ENSLAVED through Labor Day Weekend will provide the public with more opportunities to see this moving exhibition," says Dr. Michael Battle, executive vice president and provost of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. "The exhibit will continue to challenge but also leave visitors of all ages inspired to become agents of change in their communities."

ENSLAVED: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery is open now through Labor Day at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The exhibit is included general admission. Learn more about ENSLAVED at 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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