Freedom Center http://wmub.org en Know Theatre and Freedom Center presenting "We Will Rise" http://wmub.org/post/know-theatre-and-freedom-center-presenting-we-will-rise <p><strong><a href="http://www.knowtheatre.com/">Know Theatre</a></strong> is joining with the <a href="http://freedomcenter.org/"><strong>National Underground Railroad Freedom Center</strong></a> to revive the haunting, emotional <a href="http://www.knowtheatre.com/shows/afghanwomenswritingproject.html"><strong>We Will Rise: Selections from The Afghan Women’s Writing Project </strong></a>in honor of <a href="http://www.nwhp.org/blog/?page_id=70"><strong>National Women’s Month</strong></a>. <strong>Eric Vosmeier</strong>, the Know’s artistic director, and <strong>Rachel Griner</strong>, a P&amp;G loaned executive working with the Freedom Center, talk with Jim Stump about this staged reading production and how the Know commissioned the creation of this script.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:15 +0000 Jim Stump 23545 at http://wmub.org Know Theatre and Freedom Center presenting "We Will Rise" Hate Crimes in the Hearltand Premiers http://wmub.org/post/hate-crimes-hearltand-premiers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.facebook.com/hcheartland" target="_blank">Hate Crimes in the Heartland</a></em>, a new documentary that explores the 250,000 hate crimes committed in the United States each year through the lens of two hate crimes in Tulsa, Oklahoma, premiers Monday night at the<a href="http://freedomcenter.org/content/hate-crimes-heartland-0" target="_blank"> Freedom Center</a>. Emmy Award-winning Film Maker Rachel Lyon discusses her latest documentary. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 23238 at http://wmub.org Hate Crimes in the Hearltand Premiers A conversation with Dr. C.G. Newsome from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center http://wmub.org/post/conversation-dr-cg-newsome-national-underground-railroad-freedom-center <p>Jane Durrell sits down for a conversation with <strong>Dr. C.G. Newsome</strong>, the director of Cincinnati’s <a href="http://freedomcenter.org/"><strong>National Underground Railroad Freedom Center</strong></a>. Their discussion ranges from a preview of events happening this weekend in honor of <a href="http://freedomcenter.org/content/martin-luther-king-jr-day"><strong>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr</strong></a>.; some events happening in February including<a href="http://freedomcenter.org/content/frederick-douglass-story-0"><strong> “The Frederick Douglass Story”</strong></a> from <a href="http://www.thechildrenstheatre.com/"><strong>The</strong> <strong>Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati</strong></a>; and how he defines freedom and the role of the Underground Railroad in that.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:00:20 +0000 Jane Durrell 21830 at http://wmub.org A conversation with Dr. C.G. Newsome from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center "And Still We Rise" quilt exhibit at the Freedom Center http://wmub.org/post/and-still-we-rise-quilt-exhibit-freedom-center <p>The <a href="http://nurfc.org/"><strong>National Underground Railroad Freedom Center</strong></a> is hosting <a href="http://freedomcenter.org/and-still-we-rise-race-culture-and-visual-conversations"><strong>And Still We Rise</strong></a>, the largest exhibition of African American quilts ever presented, which narrates 400 years of history in 85 quilts. Curator <a href="http://www.carolynlmazloomi.com/"><strong>Carolyn Mazloomi</strong></a>, Ph.D., director of the <a href="http://www.wcqn.org/"><strong>Women of Color Quilter's Network</strong></a>, tells our Jane Durrell about the inspiration for this exhibition and how it will be turned into a book in 2014.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Jane Durrell 18641 at http://wmub.org "And Still We Rise" quilt exhibit at the Freedom Center Freedom Center celebrates Nelson Mandela http://wmub.org/post/freedom-center-celebrates-nelson-mandela <p></p><p>Though former South Africa President Nelson Mandela remains in a Pretoria, SA hospital, the world is celebrating his 95th birthday.</p><p>The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is marking the occasion by continuing its "<a href="http://freedomcenter.org/6words4mandela" target="_blank">Six Words for Mandela</a>" campaign. Guests are invited to leave words of thanks and well wishes for the man known as "Madiba." The cards will eventually be sent to Mandela's family.</p><p>You can also send messages on social media using the hashtag #6Words4Mandela.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:03:43 +0000 Tana Weingartner 15107 at http://wmub.org Freedom Center celebrates Nelson Mandela