National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here?

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Will Jones
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts
MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here?
Program Commemorates 50th Anniversary of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination and Legacy
CINCINNATI, OH (March 21, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will host MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here? Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. The program is part of a national collaboration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination while examining his legacy and relevance today. The program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here? was the title of Dr. King’s final book as well as the title of the speech he delivered at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on August 16, 1967. Scholars, historians and thought leaders from the community will come together to recognize Dr. King’s legacy and address the question of what next steps should be taken for equality and social issues. Contributors include Avondale community activist Ozie Davis, media and marketing expert Clyde Gray, historian Carl Westmoreland, Mona Jenkins of Black Lives Matter Cincinnati, and professor, Dr. Holly McGhee of the University of Cincinnati.

“Honoring and understanding the legacy of Dr. King is critical in navigating today’s political and social climate,” says Christopher Miller, Manager of Program Initiatives at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “By examining his life, community leaders and guests will find ways to further engage together in the ongoing fight against injustice and inequality as we move onward.”

The program is in collaboration with the National Civil Rights Museum’s year-long commemoration observance that began on April 4, 2017. The museum located in Memphis, TN. implemented programs and events encouraging visitors to commit to actions in remembrance of Dr. King’s legacy of peace throughout the year.

MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here? is Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This program is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested. 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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