National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, WVXU Cincinnati and WMUB Oxford Welcome StoryCorps to Cincinnati
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cincinnati, OH (April 14, 2017) - StoryCorps, the national story gathering project, is coming to Cincinnati from April 20-May 19 to record interviews between family members and friends for posterity. The StoryCorps MobileBooth will be located outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. To welcome them to town, a brief Opening Ceremony will take place from 11:30am-12:30pm on Thursday, April 20 at the MobileBooth. The public is invited to join in this welcome. Included in the program:
- Murray Sinclaire from Ross Sinclaire Associates, a member of the board of Cincinnati Public Radio, the NPR Foundation, and StoryCorps
- Rev. Damon Lynch Jr., Pastor at New Jerusalem Baptist Church and chair of the Board of Directors of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
- Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati's Poet Laureate, will recite one of her poems and present StoryCorps a proclamation from the City.
- Tim Maloney, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation (also speaking on behalf of fellow sponsor, The Johnson Foundation)
- Richard Eiswerth, President/CEO/General Manager, Cincinnati Public Radio
- Dan Hurley, Interim President, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- Maryanne Zeleznik, News Director of 91.7 WVXU, will emcee
There will also be a short time available for tours of the MobileBooth, a retrofitted Airstream trailer. Interviews are free to the public but you must schedule an appointment on the StoryCorps website
For more information contact Kevin Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org at WVXU and WMUB, or Jamie Glavic, email@example.com at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Cen
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.