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Cincinnati Black History Freedom Celebration
February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
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Emerge in the arts during the Cincinnati Black History Freedom Celebration
What better way to celebrate Black History Month, the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer and the arts than to experience it all together? ArtsWave has partnered with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to offer free admission for the month of February.
On February 23rd, while at the Freedom Center, you’ll experience a variety of arts that tell the story and struggle for civil rights. That’ll begin as you enter and experience various lobby performances by Ed “Sax” Thomas and various ensembles from the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
In the Grand Hall, MYCincinnati will present works from composers of the African Diaspora. Cincinnati Black Theatre Company will perform monologues from “For Colored Girls.” Sharon McCollum of Shanay Productions will recreate an urban radio show, similar to WCIN during the 1969 civil rights era. City Gospel Mission’s Princesses Ballet will portray freedom through dance. The Children’s Theatre will explore Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, through excerpts from Martin’s Dream, an unforgettable one-man show. Elementz will showcase spoken word, dance, rap and music from hip-hop culture.
A full schedule is available online. Make plans to attend the celebration!
About the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom around the globe.
It is located in downtown Cincinnati – just a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River. It is the great natural barrier that separated the slave states of the South from the free states of the North. Since opening in 2004, they have filled a substantial void in our nation’s cultural heritage. Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, it illuminates the true meaning of inclusive freedom.