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Freedom 55: Blues Concert with Marquise Knox
April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center$15
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Cincinnati Freedom 55: Blues Concert is not only bringing you Marquise Knox… native Ben Levin will be there too.
Join everyone at The Freedom Center for a performance featuring international recording artist Marquise Knox and Cincinnati native, Ben Levin in the Grand Hall.
About Marquis Knox
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, 28-year-old Marquise Knox hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the blues. He learned how to play guitar from his grandmother Lillie and his Uncle Clifford, both being major influences in his life. For Marquise, blues is his heritage and way of life. Marquise’s talents have earned him performing rights with some of America’s most notable performers such as blues legends B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, David “Honeyboy” Edwards (the latter two also N.E.A. Heritage Fellows), along with Billy Gibbons. His talents have taken him all over the United States, Canada, South America and Europe.
Part of the Freedom 55 Programming Series, Freedom 55: Music Moved the Movement, Civil Rights and the Blues Concert with Marquise Knox, plus Ben Levin commemorates the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a 1964 voter registration drive, also known as the Mississippi Summer project. The goal was to end the prevailing discriminatory and segregated voting system through increased voter registration of African Americans. In preparation, hundreds of student volunteers gathered for two, one-week orientation sessions from June 14 to June 27, 1964, at Western College for Women (present-day Miami University) in Oxford, OH.
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.
Their physical location in downtown Cincinnati is just a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River, the great natural barrier that separated the slave states of the South from the free states of the North. Since opening in 2004, we have filled a substantial void in our nation’s cultural heritage. Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, we illuminate the true meaning of inclusive freedom by presenting permanent and special exhibits that inspire, public programming that provokes dialogue and action, and educational resources that equip modern abolitionists.
Also, learn more about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Freedom 55 Programming Series online at The Freedom Center.