Our Foremothers at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center March 16

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Our Foremothers at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center March 16

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Will Jones
(513) 333-7558
(513) 288-4834
wjones@nurfc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CINCINNATI, OH (March 1, 2017) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be making history, HERstory with Women’s History Month program Our Foremothers on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Our Foremothers, honoring the museum’s late education manager, Jackie Wallace, illuminates lesser known trailblazing women in various significant roles in history. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Hall, with a welcome reception at 6:00 p.m. This event is Pay What You Want at the door. RSVPs are requested.

Women have always contributed to our society in impactful ways, but often their efforts are undervalued and unrevealed. Our Foremothers, a historically focused fashion show, will introduce the public to women like Hallie Quinn Brown (1850-1949), Josephine Baker (1906-1975), Laura Smith Haviland (1808-1898), Lucy Higgs Nichols (1838-1915), and many others. Staff from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be portraying the impactful historical figures in period dress provided by the Costume Gallery in Covington, Kentucky . Charisse Gibson of Fox 19 will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Our Foremothers was one of Jackie’s favorite programs at the museum,” says Christopher Miller, Manager of Program Initiatives. “We miss her every day and look forward to honoring her legacy with this program celebrating the accomplishments of women throughout history.”

Our Foremothers is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 with an opening reception at 6:00 p.m. RSVPs are requested. This event is Pay What You Want at the door.

For more information about Our Foremothers and other programs 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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