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Men of Change Cincinnati Exhibit Through Dec. 1

December 1, 2019

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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The Men of Change Cincinnati Exhibit tells a story of power, triumph, and truth. It runs August 17 through December 1.

Lebron James Men of Change Cincinnati exhibit
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Walter Iooss, ©Walter Iooss

Are you ready to see change? The Freedom Center’s upcoming Men of Change Cincinnati exhibit profiles revolutionary men—including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B Du Bois, and Kendrick Lamar.


Their journeys have altered the history and culture of the country. The achievements of the men are woven within the legacy and traditions of the African American journey—achievements of excellence in spite of society’s barriers.


“Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth” will be at the Freedom Center from August 17 through December 1. Admission is $10 with general admission for non-members and $5 for members.


Men of Change Cincinnati Exhibit
Home Team/Courtesy artist Alfred Conteh and
Galerie Myrtis

Through literary and historic quotes, poetry, original works of art, dramatic photographs, and a dynamic space that encourages self-reflection, this innovative exhibition weaves together the historical and the contemporary to illuminate the importance of these men within the context of rich community traditions. This is an exhibit your entire family will enjoy.


For more information, visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.


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. It is a bea­con of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. Also, their mission is to reveal stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps of freedom today.


About Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth
Twenty-five contemporary artists were given an invitation to reflect and celebrate the significance of ground-breaking individuals through their own creative vision. These works of art serve as a counterpoint to the sumptuously backlit photographs and inspiring quotes. Together, they honor the truth of the African-American experience in history and today.


While these men made their mark in a variety of disciplines—politics, sports, science, entertainment, business, religion, and more—all understood the value of asserting their own agency by owning their own stories. “Men of Change” was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services.

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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877 648 4838
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