National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Open to Public On Labor Day

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Open to Public On Labor Day

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 (September 2, 2016) — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today that its summer seasonal hours will be extended through Labor Day. The museum will be open to the public on Monday, September 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The additional summer hours will provide the public with opportunities to engage in historical programming, tour permanent exhibitions and experience special exhibitions, including ENSLAVED: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery before it closes September 5. The powerful exhibition features images by world-renown humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine that not only document the lives endured by slaves but also celebrate the freedom they never dreamed possible.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see two new special exhibits, King Records: The Lost History of Rock & Roll and the Solitary Confinement Cell Experience. King Records: The Lost History of Rock & Roll is funded and developed by the Community Building Institute and ArtsWave and part of Cincinnati’s citywide King Records Month celebration. The exhibit is the first installment of a three-part series that will explore King Records’ thirty years as a record company. The Religious Campaign Against Torture’s (NRCAT) Solitary Confinement Cell Experience, presented in partnership with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, is a part of NRCAT’s nationwide interfaith campaign to expose and end the torture of solitary confinement in prisons, jails and detention centers across the U.S.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be open on Labor Day, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ENSLAVED: A Visual Story of Modern Day Slavery is open now through September 5 and is included general admission. To learn more about exhibits and programming at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 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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