National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Collecting Women’s March on Washington Materials
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI, OH (January 23, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today that they are collecting materials from the Women’s March on Washington. According to the Associated Press, over 500 thousand people protested in Washington DC. Sister Marches took place across the US, and around the globe, with more than 1 million people participating in the movement. The Women’s Marches have been called the largest protest in US history.
“Peaceful protests and demonstrations like we saw this weekend are a part of democracy,” says Ashley Jordan, Curator at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “History was made this weekend and it’s important that we document and archive these materials and objects for future generations.”
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is collecting signs, t-shirts, hats, videos, and images from the Women’s March on Washington in Washington DC, the Sister March in Cincinnati, and from Sister Marches around the globe.
“We are an institution dedicated to inclusive freedom – all people enjoying rights and privileges of equal number, equal kind, and equal quality,” says Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Addressing the need for intersectionality, understanding white privilege, and organizing peacefully made the solidarity we witnessed on Saturday awe inspiring.”
To make a collections donation to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center please contact Ashley Jordan, Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Richard Cooper, Director of Museum Experiences, at email@example.com.
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.