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Veterans Receive Free Admission to National Underground Railroad Freedom Center through November 30

Contact: Jamie Glavic
(513) 802-7355
jglavic@nurfc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Veterans Receive Free Admission to National Underground Railroad Freedom Center through November 30

Free Admission for Veterans Begins Sunday, November 11

CINCINNATI, OH (November 9, 2017) – Veterans can enjoy free general admission to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center beginning this Sunday, November 11, through Friday, November 30, 2018. Free general admission will be granted by showing veteran identification at the visitor services desk in the main lobby of the museum.

"I served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and I personally understand the dedication and sacrifices of those who served in the armed forces," says Dion Brown, President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. "By offering free admission to veterans, we at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, honor and thank you for your service."

Visitors to the museum throughout the month of November can experience Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu, sponsored by Thomas R. Schiff, John and Francie Pepper, Macy’s, and The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. The exhibition commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by documentary photographer Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for freedom. Program offerings include community conversations, film screenings, and Mandela Fridays – where visitors can go on weekly guided tours with museum staff. Admission for Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is $10 per person, $5 for members.

In addition to Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu, visitors can also immerse themselves in The Rosa Parks Experience – via a virtual reality headset – and explore the Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias Learning Lab.

Free general admission for veterans to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center begins this Sunday, November 11, through Friday, November 30, 2018. For more information about exhibits and programming at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.

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About 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.