National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts A Promise Deferred Is A Promise Denied

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts A Promise Deferred Is A Promise Denied

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jamie Glavic
(513) 333-7511
(513) 802-7355
jglavic@nurfc.org

Assia Johnson
(513) 333-7555
(513) 787-2110
asjohnson@nurfc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, OH (August 17, 2016) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host A Promise Deferred Is A Promise Denied, a community conversation with Cincinnati Preschool Promise examining  access to education and its lasting impact in the community. The program will take place Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. This event, presented in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter and the Wesley Education Center for Children and Families, is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.

A Promise Deferred Is A Promise Denied will be moderated by Karen O. Henry, Assistant Director of Academics at University of Cincinnati, and features a panel of experts and authors in early education including, Dr. Cleaster Whitehurst-Mims, CEO of the Cleaster Mims College Prep and International Boarding Schools and author of "One Peanut at a Time"; Stephanie Byrd, Executive Director, Success by 6 at United Way of Greater Cincinnati; DeAnna Lane, Director of Outside Services for Cincinnati Early Learning Center; Greg Landsman, Strategic Advisor for the Cincinnati Preschool Promise and Every Child Capital; and Cheryl Broadnax of Cincinnati Public Schools.

“We are proud to present A Promise Deferred Is A Promise Denied with Cincinnati Preschool Promise,” says Dr. Michael Battle, executive vice president and provost of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “This meaningful conversation will educate the community on the current state of our early childhood education programs and how we can ensure that all of our children, no matter their station in life, have access to early childhood development—a crucial element that determines their continued success throughout the entirety of their education.”

A Promise Deferred Is A Promise Denied, presented in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Delta Sigma Theta Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter and the Wesley Education Center for Children and Families, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, 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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